Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Species: Pheidole (flavens-group) moerens   Wheeler, 1908 

Download Data

See Also:

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

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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


Australasia Region: Australia
Nearctic Region: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Washington
Neotropical Region: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, 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: 3 times found in oak/palm hammock, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in Trop. moist forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in oak palm hammock, 1 times found in pasture/pine flatwoods edge, 1 times found in city center, 2 times found in hammock, 2 times found in scrubby flatwoods, 1 times found in pine flatwoods, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter from forest floor, 1 times rotten log, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, rotten wood, 1 times ex dead branch, Triplaris american, 1 times tropical butterfly house, 1 times oak/palm hammock; nocturnal foragers., 1 times nest under loose bark on dead pine trunk on ground, 1 times turkey oak woods. nest under dead wood, pond edge, 1 times swampy riparian woodland; diurnal stray, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Winkler, 3 times search, 1 times Davis sifter, 0 times Under moss on tree, 0 times Bait at base of tree, 1 times baiting, 1 times Berlese, 1 times H, 0 times Under concrete flower pots, 0 times At bait on tree trunk.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 762 meters, 138 meters average

Type specimens:

See something amiss? Send us an email.
Enlarge Map