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Species: Pheidole parva   Mayr, 1865 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole parva Mayr, 1865 PDF: 98, pl. 4, fig. 28 (s.w.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Sri Lanka; NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bingham, 1903 PDF: 245 (q.).
Senior synonym of Pheidole bugi, Pheidole decanica, Pheidole mala, Pheidole sauteri, Pheidole tipuna: Eguchi et al., 2007: 262.
See also Fischer & Fisher, 2013 PDF: 340 (Lectotype designation); Sarnat et al., 2015 10.3897/zookeys.543.6050 PDF: 64.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mauritius, Seychelles
    Asia: Borneo, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
    Oceania: Palau
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya bioregion

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole parva   Eguchi, K., 2008, A revision of Northern Vietnamese species of the ant genus Pheidole (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)., Zootaxa 1902, pp. 1-118: 66-70, (download) 66-70 22171
Pheidole parva   Eguchi, K., 2008, A revision of Northern Vietnamese species of the ant genus Pheidole (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)., Zootaxa 1902, pp. 1-118: 66-69, (download) 66-69 22171

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 25 times found in coastal scrub, 18 times found in forest, 12 times found in mixed forest, 9 times found in isolated date farm, 4 times found in village, 9 times found in littoral forest, 9 times found in mangrove, 1 times found in village area, strand veg., 5 times found in park/garden, 5 times found in native forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 22 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 10 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 17 times under stone, 9 times ex soil, 7 times ground nest, 10 times ex rotten log, 10 times ground forager(s), 4 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times ex Asplendium rootball, 1 times trash dump, 1 times nest in sidewalk crack, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 2 Maxi Winks, 1 times search, 1 times at night, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 6 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4, -5 t times bait, 56 times DS, SBa 218, 11, 1 times general collecting along road, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 trap, 1 times Pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 735 meters, 119 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole parva decanica: casent0907985; Lectotype of Pheidole rinae mala: casent0907991; Lectotype of Pheidole rinae tipuna: casent0907993; paralectotype of Pheidole parva decanica: casent0907986; paralectotype of Pheidole rinae mala: casent0907992; paralectotype of Pheidole rinae tipuna: casent0907994; syntype of Pheidole parva: casent0922207, casent0922208; syntype of Pheidole rinae tipuna: casent0904260; type of Pheidole parva var. decanica: focol1380, focol1381; type of Pheidole rinae r. tipuna: focol0058, focol0211, focol0212, focol0220, focol0221, focol1382, focol1383, focol1384, focol1385

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