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Species: Pheidole speculifera   Emery, 1877 

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See Also:

Pheidole speculifera ascara, Pheidole speculifera ascarus, Pheidole speculifera bispecula, Pheidole speculifera cubangensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

3 subspecies

Pheidole speculifera Emery, 1877c: 373 (s.w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1930c PDF: 268 (m.); Bernard, 1953b PDF: 223 (q.).
[Misspelled as Pheidole speculifrons by Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 96.].

Distribution:


Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Mali

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b

Notes:

Caste of types: (s, w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole speculifera   Santschi, F., 1930, Description de formicides éthiopiens nouveaux ou peu connus. V., Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belge 70, pp. 49-77: -1, (download) -1 3641
Pheidole speculifera var. bispecula n. var.  Santschi, F., 1930, Description de formicides éthiopiens nouveaux ou peu connus. V., Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belge 70, pp. 49-77: 58, (download) 58 3641
Pheidole speculifera   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 77, (download) 77 8111
Pheidole speculifera   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 77, (download) 77 8111
Pheidole speculifera   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 140, (download) 140 20597
Pheidole speculifera n. sp.  Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese de, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 9, pp. 363-381: 373-374, (download) 373-374 3735

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in thicket woodland, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, sited within forest, 1 times found in glade inside primary forest, 1 times found in rainforest, seasonally flooded riparian, 1 times found in secondary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times ex rotten log, 2 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times under rotten log, 1 times termite mound, daytime, 1 times sited within forest, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times forest margin along river, 1 times ex rot pocket above ground, 1 m above ground, 1 times ex live stem.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times hand collected, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 2 times yellow pan trap, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times pitfall trap, PF bucket.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1650 meters, 432 meters average

Type specimens:



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