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Species: Pheidole pallidula

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

3 subspecies

Myrmica pallidula Nylander, 1849 PDF: 42 (w.) ITALY (Sicily). Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1855 PDF: 457 (s.q.m.); Vandel, 1931}: 114 (gynandromorph); Hauschteck, 1961 PDF: 221 (k.).
Combination in Oecophthora: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 455; in Pheidole: Smith, 1858a PDF: 173.
Revived status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 94; Ruzsky, 1902d: 26.
Senior synonym of Pheidole subdentata: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 456; of Pheidole orientalis: Baroni Urbani, 1964a PDF: 3; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 123; of Pheidole cicatricosa: Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 68; of Pheidole inquilina: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 291; of Pheidole arenarum: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 123.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Pheidole pallidula koshewnikovi, Pheidole pallidula obscura, Pheidole pallidula recticeps, Pheidole pallidula selenia, Pheidole pallidula tasdelenia.

Distribution:

Submediterranean SLO

Biology:

Mostly open xerothermous habitats, often in urban areas, nests in (stony) ground, in rock/wall crevices

Notes:

(Dutch vernacular name: gewone dikkop)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Smith, F.:
Myrmica pallidula , Nyt. Addit. Alt. Adno. Mon. Form. Bor. Eur. 42; Form. Fr. et d'Alger, p. 97.
Oecophthora subdentata , Mayr. Einige neue Ameis. 143. Oecophthora pallidula , Mayr. Form. Austr. 183. 1.
Hab. Europe.

Mohamed, S., 2001:
Myrmica pallidula Nylander 1849, Acta Soc. Sc.Fenn. 3:25-48.
Pheidole pallidula Nylander : Delia Torre, 1893, Cat. Hym. Hucus. Desc. Sys. Syn. 7: 289.
World distribution: Sicily & Egypt.
Distribution in Egypt: Sinai.
Material examined: W. El-Arbaein: 11.VIII. 1998 (2), W.El-Talaa: 11.VIII.1998 (2), 9.IX.1998 (2), 15.XI.1998 (6), Sahab: 14.XI.1998 (1). (Ain. Coll.).

Emery, C., 1915:

Forel, A., 1904:
Region transcaspienne, St. Giaurs, 9 [[ soldier ]] 3 [[ worker ]], 1896 (Ahnger!).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in from house pavement, 1 times found in dwarf scrub vegetation, 1 times found in from sand dunes, 1 times found in pinyon juniper, 1 times found in Rice farm, 1 times found in Rural area

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times by hand, 1 times H

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2179 meters, 585 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole inquilina: casent0901310; syntype of Pheidole pallidula arenarum orientalis: casent0904193

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