Pheidole sexspinosa adamsoni

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Pheidole sexspinosa adamsoni
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole sexspinosa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole sexspinosa adamsoni
Wheeler, W.M., 1932

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Type Specimen Label

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Pheidole sexspinosa.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • adamsoni. Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) sexspinosa subsp. adamsoni Wheeler, W.M. 1932c: 157 (s.w.q.m.) FRENCH POLYNESIA (Marquesas Is). Junior synonym of sexspinosa: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 52.


  • Wheeler, W. M. 1932e. Ants of the Marquesas Islands. Bull. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 98: 155-163 (page 157, soldier, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wilson, E. O.; Taylor, R. W. 1967b. The ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pac. Insects Monogr. 14: 1-109 (page 52, junior synonym of sexspinosa)