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Species: Pheidole morrisii   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole morrisii Forel, 1886b PDF: xlvi (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole vanceae: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 183; of Pheidole impexa: Wilson, 2003A: 325.
See also: Feener, 1987 PDF: 569.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Statewide except NW, sandy areas mostly


Lake Michigan area dune prairies, Mississippi River bluffs loess prairie

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Black oak dunes, 1 times found in oak brush dunes, 2 times found in Mixed Hardwood Forest, 1 times found in turkey oak woodland, 1 times found in pine flatwoods, 1 times found in Pine-oak forest, 1 times found in scrub habitat, 1 times found in scrubby flatwoods, 1 times found in beach margin, 1 times found in high prarie.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: phe times Luer house, mangrove-lined bay edge, backed by hammock on shell mound. 2012, 2 times nid à dôme, 1 times turkey oak woods. nest entrance a bare hole in sand., 1 times turkey oak woods. Diurnal stray, 1 times on sand, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times log stage 5, 1 times grass hummock, 1 times foragers, 1 times crater in lawn, 1 times blow out, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 1 times Winkler, 1 times direct collection, 30 AM, after rain previous night times in mating swarm, 6, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 90 meters, 24 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole morrisii: casent0908228, casent0908229, casent0922217, casent0922218, casent0922219; syntype of Pheidole morrisii vanceae: casent0917780, casent0917781; syntype of Pheidole morrisii vanceae: casent0908230, casent0908231; type of Pheidole morrisii var. vanceae: focol0245-1, focol0245-2

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