Pheidole tarda

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Pheidole tarda
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole parva)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole tarda
Donisthorpe, 1947

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • tarda. Pheidole (Pheidole) tardus Donisthorpe, 1947a: 285 (q.) MAURITIUS. Junior synonym of parva: Fischer & Fisher, 2013: 341.


  • Donisthorpe, H. 1947a [1946]. New species of ants from China and Mauritius. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(13): 283-286 (page 285, queen described)
  • Fischer, G. & Fisher, B.L. 2013. A revision of Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the islands of the Southwest Indian Ocean and designation of a neotype for the invasive Pheidole megacephala. Zootaxa 3683, 301–356.
  • Mamet, R. 1954. The ants (Hymenoptera Formicidae) of the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius Inst. Bull. 3: 249-259 (see also)