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Species: Pheidole (pilifera-group) californica   Mayr, 1870 

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See Also:

Pheidole californica hagermani, Pheidole californica incenata, Pheidole californica micula, Pheidole californica oregonica, Pheidole californica pyramidensis, Pheidole californica satura, Pheidole californica shoshoni

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pheidole californica Mayr, 1870b PDF: 987 (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole incenata, Pheidole satura: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 173; of Pheidole californica pyramidensis: Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 13; of Pheidole oregonica (and its junior synonyms Pheidole hagermani, Pheidole shoshoni): Wilson, 2003A: 564.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, Baja California, British Columbia, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole californica   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 564-565, (download) 564-565 20017
Pheidole californica   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: 10 times found in rural roadside, 8 times found in oak woodland, 16 times found in sage brush, 4 times found in edge of cultivated field, 8 times found in grassland, 3 times found in Grassland, oak woodland, 6 times found in shrub steppe, 2 times found in pine-fir forest, 6 times found in chaparral, 5 times found in pine/oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 64 times ex ground nest, 19 times under stone, 4 times nest under stone, 3 times nest under rock, 3 times ground foragers, 4 times ground nest, 1 times mound nest in sandy soil, 2 times under rock, bottom of dry gully, 4 times under rock, 2 times nest in soil, 2 times foragers on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times hand collecting, 14 times Search, 1 times hand coll., 2 times under rock, 3 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 1 times bait, 1 times malaise trap, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times at light, 1 times shortbread cookie bait, 1 times baiting, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1829 meters, 516 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole californica: casent0901561, casent0919770, casent0919771; syntype of Pheidole oregonica: casent0904440, casent0904441

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