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Species: Pheidole californica   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pheidole californica Mayr, 1870b PDF: 987 (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole oregonica (and its junior synonyms Pheidole hagermani, Pheidole shoshoni): Wilson, 2003a: 564.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole californica   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 564-565, (download) 564-565 20017
Pheidole californica   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rural roadside, 9 times found in oak woodland, 16 times found in sage brush, 11 times found in grassland, 4 times found in edge of cultivated field, 10 times found in on swimming pool surface, 3 times found in Grassland, oak woodland, 6 times found in pine/oak woodland, 8 times found in chaparral, 6 times found in shrub steppe, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 64 times ex ground nest, 24 times under stone, 8 times ground nest, 4 times nest under stone, 4 times nest under rock, 4 times nest in soil, 6 times under rock, 1 times mound nest in sandy soil, 2 times ground forager(s), 5 times ground foragers, 2 times under rock, bottom of dry gully, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times hand collecting, 16 times Search, 3 times direct collection, 1 times hand coll., 3 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 1 times bait, 1 times baiting, 1 times shortbread cookie bait, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 8 times transect of 10 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (five 28 mm internal diameter, five 15 mm internal diameter), set out 7, 0 times Berlese, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 9 times transect of 5 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (15 mm internal diameter), set out 10, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1829 meters, 519 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-04-03 and 2018-06-25

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole californica: casent0901561, casent0919770, casent0919771; syntype of Pheidole oregonica: casent0904440, casent0904441

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