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Species: Pheidole pallidula   (Nylander, 1849) 

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Pheidole pallidula adenarum, Pheidole pallidula arenarum, Pheidole pallidula aurata, Pheidole pallidula cicatricosa, Pheidole pallidula gaudens, Pheidole pallidula inermis, Pheidole pallidula koshewnikovi, Pheidole pallidula megacephalopallidula, Pheidole pallidula obscurata, Pheidole pallidula orientalis, Pheidole pallidula recticeps, Pheidole pallidula tristior

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

3 subspecies

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

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.


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, pp. -1--1: 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: 0 times found in urban area, 1 times found in from house pavement, 2 times found in Port of Entry, 0 times found in olive plantations with limestone rocks, 0 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in touristic beach, 0 times found in deciduous gallery forest, 0 times found in pine forest, 1 times found in dwarf scrub vegetation, 0 times found in pine forest and roadsides, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times search, 2 times by hand, 1 times H

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2179 meters, 310 meters average

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

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