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Species: Pheidole moerens   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole moerens Wheeler, 1908a PDF: 136, pl. 12, figs. 22, 23 (s.w.) PUERTO RICO. Neotropic. Primary type information: Culebra; Porto Rico; AMNH, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Neotropical bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Hawaii Island


Introduced species (Martinez, 1997).

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole moerens   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 461-462, (download) 461-462 20017
Pheidole moerens   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 50 times found in palm forest, 39 times found in mixed forest, 22 times found in around nursery, 8 times found in mixed forest near estuary, 15 times found in mixed forest, nest in rotting Pinus sp. Log, 6 times found in mature secondary broadleaf forest, 11 times found in coastal savanna, 11 times found in longleaf pine forest, 0 times found in on palms and in soil by palms, 10 times found in plant nursery, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 112 times litter, 22 times vegetation, 18 times leaf litter, 7 times pine litter, 0 times sand, 1 times nest in dead wood, 2 times nest in dead log, 1 times nest between cracks in rock, 3 times soil and litter, 1 times sifted litter from forest floor, 1 times on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 88 times Winkler, 34 times Berlese funnel, 27 times general collecting, 12 times hand collecting, 22 times sweeping, 1 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 21 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan, 8 times pitfall trap, 10 times Davis sifting, 0 times hotdog bait, 0 times cookie bait, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1515 meters, 444 meters average

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