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Species: Pheidole fervens   Smith, 1858 

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Pheidole fervens desucta, Pheidole fervens dharmsalana, Pheidole fervens dolenda, Pheidole fervens jacobsoni, Pheidole fervens jubilans, Pheidole fervens pectinata, Pheidole fervens protea, Pheidole fervens soror

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

1 subspecies

Pheidole fervens Smith, 1858a PDF: 176 (s.) SINGAPORE. Indomalaya. "Singapore." Natural History Museum, London, U.K. (BMNH). CASENT0901520. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


   Species is introduced to: Afrotropical, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions.

Australasia Region: New Caledonia, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Arunachal Pradesh, Borneo, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Okinawa, Philippines, Sabah, Singapore, Sulawesi Utara, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Antsiranana, Madagascar, Mauritius
Nearctic Region: California
Oceania Region: Ba, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gaga'ifomauga, Guam, Hawaii, Kayangel, Kiribati, Lomaiviti, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn, Pohnpei, Pohnpei I., Rewa, Samoa, Sera, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamasaga, Vuda, Vunda
Palearctic Region: China, France, Hokkaido, 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, 5 times found in Port of Entry, 3 times found in forest fragment, 1 times found in beach hut, 2 times found in disturbed rainforest, ...

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