Pheidole tasmaniensis

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Pheidole tasmaniensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. tasmaniensis
Binomial name
Pheidole tasmaniensis
Mayr, 1866

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Orasemorpha xeniades (a parasite) (Heraty, 1994; Baker et al., 2019; Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • tasmaniensis. Pheidole tasmaniensis Mayr, 1866a: 511 (s.) TASMANIA. Current subspecies: nominal plus continentis.

Type Material

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Forel A. 1913. Fourmis de Tasmanie et d'Australie récoltées par MM. Lae, Froggatt etc. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 49: 173-195
  • Mann V. 2013. Using insect biodiversity to measure the effectiveness of on-farm restoration plantings. Master of Environmental Management at the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania 111 pages.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.