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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 inermis, 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, 2015)

6 subspecies

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

Taxonomic history


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

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, 2 times found in Port of Entry, 0 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in Mediterranean forest (Pinus, Castanea sativa, etc.), 0 times found in urban area, 2 times found in Mediterranean open bush, 2 times found in Urban Garden, 0 times found in olive plantations with limestone rocks, 1 times found in from house pavement, 1 times found in Lawn, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 20 times Manual, 0 times search, 2 times by hand, 1 times H

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2179 meters, 287 meters average

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

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