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Species: Pheidole proxima   Mayr, 1876 

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See Also:

Pheidole proxima bombalensis, Pheidole proxima transversa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Pheidole proxima Mayr, 1876 PDF: 104 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. Primary type information: Peak Downs; NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Napier city


urban areas


first record in NZ; 2004 (S. O'Conner pers. comm.)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 10 m

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole proxima: casent0919760; type of Pheidole proxima: focol1419

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