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Species: Pheidole fervens   Smith, 1858 

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Pheidole fervens pectinata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

1 subspecies

Pheidole fervens Smith, 1858a PDF: 176 (s.) SINGAPORE. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Singapore; CASENT0901520; BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists) Species is native to: Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions (based on species list records).

Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Borneo, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Mauritius
Nearctic Region: United States
Oceania Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga
Palearctic Region: China, France, Japan

Distribution Notes:

Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii


Introduced species (Martinez, 1996).


(Dutch vernacular name: indodikkop)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole fervens   Eguchi, K., 2008, A revision of Northern Vietnamese species of the ant genus Pheidole (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)., Zootaxa 1902, pp. 1-118: 24-27, (download) 24-27 22171
Pheidole fervens   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 176-177, (download) 176-177 8127
Pheidole fervens   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Pheidole fervens   Eguchi, K., 2008, A revision of Northern Vietnamese species of the ant genus Pheidole (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)., Zootaxa 1902, pp. 1-118: 24-27, (download) 24-27 22171

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in mahogany/seconday growth rainforest, 7 times found in disturbed forest, 3 times found in forest edge, 2 times found in Back road near Lehn Mesi, 3 times found in forest fragment, 5 times found in Port of Entry, 2 times found in disturbed rainforest, 1 times found in beach hut, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 28 times malaise trap, 10 times sifted litter, 1 times on stone, 1 times foraging on vegetation, 1 times debris nest on tree trunk, 2 times in leaf litter mulch, 1 times Garden, 1 times on Piper sp., 1 times on Lilium canadensis bulbs, 1 times on bulbs, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 35 times M, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 3 times H, 9 times L, 4 times hand, 3 times hand collection, 2 times Burlaise funnel, 1 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 800 meters, 376 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0060250; Lectotype of Pheidole javana: casent0916046; Lectotype of Pheidole amia: casent0907858; Lectotype of Pheidole javana dharmsalana: casent0907905; Lectotype of Pheidole javana dolenda: casent0907907; Lectotype of Pheidole javana soror: casent0913315; Lectotype of Pheidole noda azumai: casent0913369; Lectotype of Solenopsis pungens: casent0901407; paralectotype of Pheidole amia: casent0907859; paralectotype of Pheidole javana dharmsalana: casent0907906; paralectotype of Pheidole javana dolenda: casent0907908; paralectotype of Pheidole javana soror: casent0913316; paralectotype of Pheidole noda azumai: casent0913370; Paratype: fmnhins0000077025, fmnhins0000083053, fmnhins0000083054, fmnhins0000083055; syntype of Pheidole fervens: casent0901519, casent0901520; syntype of Pheidole oceanica nigriscapa: casent0901522, casent0901523; syntype of Pheidole oceanica nigriscapa tahitiana: casent0901521; syntype of Pheidole cavannae: casent0904275, casent0904276; syntype of Pheidole oceanica nigriscapa: casent0913313, casent0913314; type of Pheidole amia: focol0225, focol0226, focol0227; type of Pheidole javana var. dolenda: focol0239, focol0242, focol0243, focol0244

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