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Species: Pheidole knowlesi   Mann, 1921 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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.


Australasia Region: Oceania
Oceania Region: Ba, Cakaudrove, Fiji, Kadavu, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Melanesia, Naitasiri, Namosi, Rewa

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 71 times found in primary rainforest, 6 times found in forest edge, 5 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in mahogany/seconday growth rainforest, 3 times found in primary raiforest, 3 times found in disturbed habitat, 6 times found in disturbed forest, 6 times found in bryophyte forest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in garden/forest edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 34 times malaise trap, 8 times nesting in ant-plant, 22 times sifted litter, 3 times ground foraging, 6 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, 1 times nesting in moist log, 1 times nesting in fallen ant plant, 2 times foraging on stone, 2 times nesting under stone, 1 times nesting in twig, 2 times nesting under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 36 times H, 35 times L, 36 times M, 7 times F, 3 times hand collection, 2 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco.

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

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

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