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Species: Pheidole indica   Mayr, 1879 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole indica Mayr, 1879 PDF: 679 (s.w.q.) INDIA. Indomalaya. Primary type information: INDIA, Calcutta; NHMW AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 263; Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 298; Ogata, 1982 PDF: 196.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Seychelles
    Americas: Cuba, United States
    Asia: India, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan
    Europe: 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 Plantación palmeras, 1 times found in urban garden, 3 times found in Jardin, 1 times found in Garden (Tamarix sp.), 1 times found in irrigated date and olive trees, ...

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 ex rotten log, 2 times ex Cattleya leaf, 2 times pack. mat excelsior, 2 times Forrajeando, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times Hand, 2 times light trap (UV15W + Ac15W), 2 times search, 1 times sweeping, 2 times by hand, 1 times SBa 61, 4, 20 jam, 40 min times bait, 1 times DS, NR ard 31, 1 times LL R2, 1 times SBa 103, 1 times SBa 59, ...

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

Collect Date Range: collected between 0006-03-31 and 2017-09-08

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole striativentris: casent0916047; Lectotype of Pheidole teneriffana: casent0249900; Lectotype of Pheidole indica himalayana: casent0907897; Lectotype of Pheidole indica rotschana: casent0907899; paralectotype: casent0906612, casent0906613; paralectotype of Pheidole indica himalayana: casent0907898; paralectotype of Pheidole indica rotschana: casent0907900; paratype of Pheidole voeltzkovi: casent0916963; syntype of Pheidole voeltzkowi: casent0101325, casent0101326, casent0101327, casent0101564; syntype of Pheidole javana jubilans formosae: casent0907915, casent0907916; type of Pheidole javana jubilans var. formosae: focol0234, focol0235, focol0236, focol0237, focol0238, focol0240; type of Pheidole voeltzkowii: casent0104604, casent0104605; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Pheidole indica rotchana divinans: casent0907901, casent0907902; unpublished name: Pheidole teneriffana avara: casent0913458, casent0913459

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