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Species: Pheidole moerens   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

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, 0 times found in on palms and in soil by palms, 11 times found in coastal savanna, 11 times found in longleaf pine forest, 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, 1 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 22 times sweeping, 21 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan, 8 times pitfall trap, 0 times cookie bait, 10 times Davis sifting, 0 times hotdog bait, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 950 meters, 414 meters average

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