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Species: Pheidole pallidula   (Nylander, 1849) 

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See Also:

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

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)

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: 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: 2 times by hand, 0 times search, 1 times H

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2179 meters, 328 meters average

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

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