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Species: Pheidole moerens   Wheeler, 1908 

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See Also:

Pheidole moerens_nr, Pheidole moerens creola, Pheidole moerens dominicensis, Pheidole moerens moerens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pheidole moerens Wheeler, 1908a: 136, pl. 12, figs. 22, 23 (s.w.) PUERTO RICO. Neotropic. "Culebra; Porto Rico." AMNH, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


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

Nearctic Region: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Washington
Neotropical Region: Aragua, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, Duarte, Haiti, Honduras, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Monseñor Nouel, Puerto Rico, Venezuela
Oceania Region: Hawaii
Palearctic Region: Saudi Arabia

Distribution Notes:

Hawaii Island


Introduced species (Martinez, 1997).

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole moerens   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 461-462, (download) 461-462 20017
Pheidole moerens   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: 6 times found in mature secondary broadleaf forest, 3 times found in secondary broadleaf forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in Trop. moist forest, 1 times found in oak palm hammock, 3 times found in oak/palm hammock, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in city center, 1 times found in pasture/pine flatwoods edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times leaf litter, 1 times nest between cracks in rock, 1 times nest in dead wood, 2 times nest in dead log, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, rotten wood, 1 times ex dead branch, Triplaris american, 1 times sifted litter from forest floor, 1 times rotten log, 1 times on ground, 1 times nests between bromeliads, 1 times nest under bark on live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times hand collecting, 9 times Winkler, 10 times Davis leaf litter sifting, 8 times DaJuns leaf litter sifting, 3 times search, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times under stone, 2 times Olive oil bait, 2 times Sugar bait, 2 times EOct rotten log, 0 times Under moss on tree, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 762 meters, 105 meters average

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