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Species: Pheidole sexspinosa   Mayr, 1870 

Classification:
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See Also:

Pheidole sexspinosa biroi, Pheidole sexspinosa fuscescens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Pheidole sexspinosa Mayr, 1870b PDF: 977 (s.w.) TUVALU. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus): Mann, 1919 PDF: 307.
Redescription of worker (based on the Singapore population): Wang et al., 2018 PDF: 655 (major), 658 (minor).
Redescription (based on the Singapore population): Wang et al., 2018 PDF: 658 (q.), 659 (m.).

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Fiji, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in upland forest litter, SE edge of swamp forest, 4 times found in rainforest, 30am on a sunny, sunny day (already!) times found in Didn't see Anoplolepis; PB baiting along trail; Iridomyrmex collected in Savannah area ~8, 3 times found in from stick in leaf litter, 1 times found in trail nr. Lake, 2 times found in secondary coconut agroecosystem, 2 times found in village, 2 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in Under stone near restaurant, 1 times found in PB and maple syrup baiting around property, esp at edge of forest in back; early morning, after heavy rain; Also some good incidental collections under coconut husks and on tre, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 1 times along trail; Iridomyrmex collected in Savannah area, 6 times leaf litter (1 sq meter), 3 times from stick in leaf litter, 1 times Under stone near restaurant, 1 times outer wall and inner stones small stonework, immediately surrounding church, 1 times from rootball of Asplenium, 1 times colony under husk of old coconut, 1 times along trail to waterfall, 1 times 1 square m of sifted leaf litter 7 cm deep, 1 times (this place had more T. albipes) E134�34.634'; only pheidole came to PB bait at last station; at second station, O. simillimus came; no anoplol, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times hand collected|aspirator, 19 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 8 times hand collected, 9 times winkler, 7 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, maple syrup, 2 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, 4 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, 3 times hand collection, 3 times hand, 1 times H, 1 times L, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 780 meters, 264 meters average

Type specimens: cotype: lacment182082; syntype: casent0249104; syntype of Pheidole sexspinosa: casent0919761



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