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Species: Pheidole knowlesi   Mann, 1921 

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Pheidole knowlesi extensa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pheidole knowlesi Mann, 1921 PDF: 436, fig. 13 (s.w.q.) FIJI IS. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole extensa: Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 98.


Oceania Region: Ba, Cakaudrove, Fiji, Kadavu, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Naitaisri, Naitasiri, Namosi, Rewa, Wainikeli

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 84 times found in primary rainforest, 6 times found in forest edge, 6 times found in rainforest, 16 times found in disturbed forest, 2 times found in mahogany/seconday growth rainforest, 3 times found in primary raiforest, 3 times found in disturbed habitat, 7 times found in bryophyte forest, 2 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in secondary forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times in ant-plant, nesting, 25 times malaise trap, 3 times ground foraging, 5 times litter sifting, ex. soil, leaf litter, decaying wood, 1 times in moist log, nesting, 2 times on stone, foraging, 1 times in fallen ant plant, nesting, 2 times under stone, nesting, 1 times in twig, nesting, 2 times under rock, nesting, 1 times b/w ant plant and tree trunk, nesting, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 33 times hand collection, 25 times M, 2 times F, 2 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco, 2 times L.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1300 meters, 629 meters average

Type specimens: syntypes: casent0234088; syntypes of Pheidole extensa: casent0234090

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