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

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See Also:

Pheidole californica_nr, 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, British Columbia, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
Palearctic Region: Baja California

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, 8 times found in grassland, 4 times found in edge of cultivated field, 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, 4 times ground nest, 3 times ground foragers, 1 times mound nest in sandy soil, 2 times under rock, bottom of dry gully, 2 times nest in soil, 4 times under rock, 1 times sagebrush, ...

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

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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