Pheidole gracilescens

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Pheidole gracilescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. gracilescens
Binomial name
Pheidole gracilescens
(Smith, F., 1860)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • gracilescens. Myrmica gracilescens Smith, F. 1860a: 74 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Pheidole: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 458.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Myrmica gracilescens

Holotype worker minor in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Mak. 48.” (= Makassar, Sulawesi).



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 458, Combination in Pheidole)
  • Smith, F. 1860a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 57-93 (page 74, worker described)