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Species: Pheidole plebecula   Forel, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole plebecula Forel, 1899e PDF: 68 (s.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Costa Rica, Alajuela (Alfaro) [MSNG, unique specimen identifier CASENT0904359]. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Pheidole: Wilson, 2003A: 779.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 77 times found in montane wet forest, 44 times found in mature wet forest, 33 times found in tropical wet forest, 17 times found in wet forest, 23 times found in lowland wet forest, 22 times found in mesophil forest, 10 times found in tropical rainforest, 4 times found in riparian forest, 9 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 7 times found in lowland rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 109 times ex sifted leaf litter, 78 times at bait, 31 times Hojarasca, 19 times Sobre Vegetacion, 7 times Primary forest, 11 times beating vegetation, 3 times ex sifted litter, 6 times bajo de M/16, 4 times sifted litter, 3 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times nest in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 76 times baiting, 83 times miniWinkler, 30 times Winkler, 25 times Mini Winkler, 19 times Sweeping, 16 times MaxiWinkler, 5 times bait, 14 times flight intercept trap, 8 times Lure/Bait, 13 times Beating, 4 times search, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1800 meters, 520 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype major Pheidole perdiligens: mcztype-34321; Holotype major worker Pheidole texticeps: mcztype-34347; paratype Pheidole perdiligens: jtlc000016487; paratype Pheidole texticeps: jtlc000016554; syntype of Pheidole plebecula: casent0904359



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