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Species: Pheidole pallidula   (Nylander, 1849) 

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Pheidole pallidula adenarum, Pheidole pallidula arenarum, Pheidole pallidula aurata, Pheidole pallidula cicatriciosa, Pheidole pallidula cicatricosa, Pheidole pallidula gaudens, Pheidole pallidula jordanica, Pheidole pallidula koshewnikovi, Pheidole pallidula megacephalopallidula, Pheidole pallidula obscura, Pheidole pallidula obscurata, Pheidole pallidula orientalis, Pheidole pallidula recticeps, Pheidole pallidula rectipes, Pheidole pallidula reticeps, Pheidole pallidula selenia, Pheidole pallidula symbiotica, Pheidole pallidula tasdelenia, Pheidole pallidula tristior

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

2 subspecies

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

Taxonomic history


Afrotropical Region: Zimbabwe
Nearctic Region: Arizona, Georgia, Nebraska, Utah
Palearctic Region: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macaronesia, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Distribution Notes:

Submediterranean SLO


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


(Dutch vernacular name: gewone dikkop)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole pallidula   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 173, (download) 173 8127
Pheidole pusilla   Emery, C., 1915, Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 4, pp. 223-250: 226-231, (download) 226-231 3875
Pheidole pallidula   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 6, (download) 6 3994
Pheidole pallidula   Emery, C., 1884, Materiali per lo studio della fauna Tunisina raccolti da G. e L. Doria. III. Rassegna delle formiche della Tunisia., Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 21, pp. 373-386: 385, (download) 385 3743
Pheidole pallidula   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 54, (download) 54 21622
Pheidole pallidula   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820
Pheidole pallidula   Emery, C., 1915, Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 4, pp. 223-250: 226, (download) 226 3875

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Ruderal, 4 times found in Cottonwood-willow forest, 4 times found in Desert canyon forest, 0 times found in maquis shrubland, 1 times found in from house pavement, 1 times found in coastal village, 0 times found in urban area, 0 times found in olive plantations with limestone rocks, 2 times found in Urban Garden, 0 times found in deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 10 times Foraging, 1 times on village path, 0 times small embankment, 0 times ruderal plants, 0 times rocks, 1 times Open nest in ground, 0 times on trunk of coniferous tree, 0 times on road, 0 times on limestone rocks, 0 times on concrete, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times Manual, 0 times search, 15 times under rock, 2 times hand, 2 times by hand, 1 times Stream bed, 1 times With eciton odor.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1829 meters, 381 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Oecophthora subdentata: casent0916045; syntype of Pheidole inquilina: casent0901310; syntype of Pheidole arizonica: casent0913377; syntype of Pheidole pallidula arenarum orientalis: casent0904193; type of Pheidole pallidula var. cicatricosa: focol1289, focol1290, focol1291, focol1292, focol1293

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