Pheidole veteratrix

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Pheidole veteratrix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. veteratrix
Binomial name
Pheidole veteratrix
Forel, 1891

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Specimen labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (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 Ibitya commnunis (a parasite) (Burks et al., 2017; Baker et al., 2019).

Castes

Worker

Economo-header (arilab.unit.oist.jp).png  X-ray micro-CT scan 3D model of Pheidole veteratrix (minor worker) prepared by the Economo lab at OIST.

A minor worker from Madagascar. See on Sketchfab. See list of 3D images. Economo-header (arilab.unit.oist.jp).png  X-ray micro-CT scan 3D model of Pheidole veteratrix (major worker) prepared by the Economo lab at OIST.

A major worker from Madagascar. See on Sketchfab. See list of 3D images.

Queen

Economo-header (arilab.unit.oist.jp).png  X-ray micro-CT scan 3D model of Pheidole veteratrix (queen) prepared by the Economo lab at OIST.

See on Sketchfab. See list of 3D images.

Nomenclature

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

  • veteratrix. Pheidole veteratrix Forel, 1891b: 225 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Current subspecies: nominal plus angustinoda.
    • Senior synonym of angustinoda: Salata & Fisher, 2020: 166.
  • angustinoda. Pheidole veteratrix var. angustinoda Forel, 1892k: 526 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR.
    • Junior synonym of veteratrix: Salata & Fisher, 2020: 166.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fisher B. L. 1996. Ant diversity patterns along an elevational gradient in the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra, Madagascar. Fieldiana Zoology (n.s.)85: 93-108
  • Fisher B. L. 1997. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 31: 269-302.
  • Fisher B. L. 1998. Ant diversity patterns along an elevational gradient in the Réserve Spéciale d'Anjanaharibe-Sud and on the western Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar. Fieldiana Zoology (n.s.)90: 39-67.
  • Fisher B. L. 1999. Ant diversity patterns along an elevational gradient in the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela, Madagascar. Fieldiana Zoology (n.s.)94: 129-147
  • Fisher B. L. 2003. Formicidae, ants. Pp. 811-819 in: Goodman, S. M.; Benstead, J. P. (eds.) 2003. The natural history of Madagascar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xxi + 1709 pp.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 1005-1055