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Species: Pheidole scrobifera   Emery, 1896 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole scrobifera Emery, 1896g PDF: 73, pl. 1, fig. 14 (s.w.q.m.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003a: 629.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica (Atlantic slope to 900m). Type locality: Jimenez (nr Guapiles).


Natural History:

Inhabits mature wet forest; nests in dead wood on forest floor; nocturnal foragers have been observed; nests appear relatively common, yet workers are rarely taken in Winkler samples.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole scrobifera   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 629, (download) 629 20017
Pheidole scrobifera n. sp.  Emery, C., 1896, Studi sulle formiche della fauna Neotropica., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 28, pp. 33-107: 41-43, (download) 41-43 3798

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 39 times found in montane wet forest, 18 times found in mature wet forest, 15 times found in tropical wet forest, 13 times found in wet forest, 5 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in 2nd growth forest, 1 times found in mature cloud forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, in matrix of pasture and forest, probabl old 2nd growth, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 2 times found in montane wet forest, near streams, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 36 times ex sifted leaf litter, 18 times at bait, 3 times nest in dead wood, 8 times Sobre Vegetacion, 7 times Hojarasca, 2 times nest in rotten wood, 1 times in live stem small shrub, 1 times ex Cecropia polyphlebia sapling, 3 times bajo de M/03, 1 times wet forest nr stream, in dead wood, 1 times nest in hard dead wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times search, 25 times miniWinkler, 18 times Baiting, 12 times Malaise, 9 times flight intercept trap, 8 times Sweeping, 8 times MaxiWinkler, 7 times Mini Winkler, 3 times Winkler, 2 times bait, 1 times beating, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1100 meters, 636 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1895-07-01 and 2020-02-15

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole scrobifera: casent0904449, casent0904450

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