Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.81. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Pheidole indica   Mayr, 1879 

Download Data

Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole indica Mayr, 1879 PDF: 679 (s.w.q.) INDIA (West Bengal). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Eguchi, 2004 PDF: 198). Primary type locality: lectotype India: Calcutta (Rothney). Primary type depository: NHMW. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype major worker, 2 paralectotype minor workers, 1 paralectotype queen. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Eguchi, 2004 PDF: 198.
Status as species: Forel, 1885b PDF: 178; Forel, 1886d PDF: 248; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 91; Forel, 1902c PDF: 185 (in key); Forel, 1902g PDF: 546; Rothney, 1903: 98; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 263; Forel, 1904d PDF: 25; Emery, 1921c PDF: 91; Wheeler, 1927d PDF: 2; Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 10; Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 298; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 63; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 143; Pisarski, 1967a PDF: 385; Collingwood, 1970b: 375; Pisarski, 1970a PDF: 307; Onoyama, 1980a PDF: 197; Ogata, 1982 PDF: 196; Ogata, 1991b PDF: 93; Wu & Wang, 1992c PDF: 1306; Morisita et al., 1992: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 323; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 104; Tang et al., 1995: 56; Zhou & Zheng, 1999 PDF: 84 (in key); Park & Kim, 2000a PDF: 110 (in key); Zhou, 2001a PDF: 129; Zhang & Zheng, 2002 PDF: 219; Imai et al., 2003 PDF: 159; Eguchi, 2004 PDF: 198; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 170; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 49; Sarnat et al., 2015 10.3897/zookeys.543.6050 PDF: 45 (redescription); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 42; Sharaf et al., 2017 10.1080/00222933.2016.1271157 PDF: 34; Guerrero et al., 2018 10.25100/socolen.v44i2.7115 PDF: 247; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 47; Sharaf et al., 2018 10.20362/am.010004 PDF: 27; Dekoninck et al., 2019 PDF: 1157; Lubertazzi, 2019 10.3099/MCZ-43.1 PDF: 146; Madl, 2019 PDF: 15; Rasheed et al., 2019 10.13102/sociobiology.v66i3.4330 PDF: 433; Yamane & Hosoishi, 2020 PDF: 44; Dias et al., 2020 10.3897/zookeys.967.54432 PDF: 82; Camargo-Vanegas & Guerrero, 2020 10.25100/socolen.v46i2.8433 PDF: 8; Salata & Fisher, 2021 10.1371/journal.pone.0244195 PDF: 17.
Senior synonym of Pheidole javana formosae: Eguchi, 2004 PDF: 200.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Canary Islands, Comoros, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Saint Helena, Seychelles
    Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Peru, United States
    Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
    Europe: Balearic Islands, Greece, Malta, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya bioregion

Distribution Notes:

India, Japan, China

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 37 times found in urban/garden, 6 times found in isolated date farm, 11 times found in Port of Entry, 3 times found in native littoral and secondary vegetation, 5 times found in Urban area, 3 times found in Jardin, 1 times found in urban garden, 1 times found in Beach, 2 times found in Lawn&Palm trees, 1 times found in park/garden, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times ground nest, 19 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex soil, 2 times soil, 5 times Foraging, 3 times under stone, 2 times on low vegetation, 2 times pack. mat excelsior, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times ex Cattleya leaf, 2 times lawn, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Hand, 2 times light trap (UV15W + Ac15W), 2 times search, 1 times sweeping, 2 times by hand, 1 times DS, NR ard 31, 1 times LL R2, 1 times SBa 103, 1 times SBa 59, 1 times SBa 61, 4, 20 jam, 40 min times bait, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1676 meters, 299 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-12-01 00:00:00.0 and 2017-09-08 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole striativentris: casent0916047; Lectotype of Pheidole teneriffana: casent0249900; Lectotype of Pheidole indica himalayana: casent0907897; Lectotype of Pheidole indica rotschana: casent0907899; Not Provided: casent0713915, casent0713916, casent0713917, casent0716203, casent0716204, casent0717977, casent0738804, casent0741142, casent0741143, casent0741623, casent0741624, casent0741627, casent0741628; paralectotype of Pheidole indica: casent0906612, casent0906613; paralectotype of Pheidole indica himalayana: casent0907898; paralectotype of Pheidole indica rotschana: casent0907900; paratype of Pheidole voeltzkowii: casent0916963; syntype of Pheidole voeltzkowii: casent0101325, casent0101326, casent0101327, casent0101564; type of Pheidole voeltzkowii: casent0104604, casent0104605; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Pheidole indica rotschana divinans: casent0907901, casent0907902; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Pheidole javana jubilans formosae: focol0234, focol0235, focol0236, focol0237, focol0238, focol0240, casent0907915, casent0907916; Type of unpublished name: Pheidole teneriffana avara: casent0913458, casent0913459

See something amiss? Send us an email.