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Species: Pheidole plagiaria   Smith, 1860 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Pheidole plagiaria Smith, 1860b PDF: 112 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Bacan I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: 3 syntype major workers, 3 syntype minor workers (on three cards). Primary type locality: Indonesia: Bachian (= Bacan I.), “Bac.”, “Bac. 26”, and “Bac. 35” (A.R. Wallace). Primary type depository: OXUM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1913l PDF: 28 (q.m.); Eguchi, 2003 PDF: 332 (m.)
Status as species: Smith, 1862a PDF: 49; Roger, 1863b PDF: 31; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 441; Smith, 1871a PDF: 332; Mayr, 1879 PDF: 675 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 95; Emery, 1893g PDF: 193; Emery, 1895m: 468; Emery, 1900: 682; Emery, 1901i PDF: 567; Forel, 1902c PDF: 181 (in key); Forel, 1902g PDF: 546; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 261; Forel, 1905f PDF: 16; Forel, 1907d PDF: 22; Forel, 1911f PDF: 386; Forel, 1913l PDF: 28; Viehmeyer, 1913 PDF: 155; Viehmeyer, 1916a PDF: 121; Emery, 1921c PDF: 93; Wheeler, 1924c PDF: 243; Crawley, 1924a PDF: 394; Menozzi, 1930a PDF: 1; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 464; Stitz, 1932b PDF: 733; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 147; Bolton, 1995b: 327; Eguchi, 2001b PDF: 88 (redescription); Eguchi, 2003 PDF: 332; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 34; Eguchi, 2008 PDF: 73 (redescription); Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 49; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 50; Liu et al., 2015 PDF: 46; Jaitrong et al., 2016 PDF: 38; Khachonpisitsak et al., 2020 10.3897/zookeys.998.54902 PDF: 113; Wang et al., 2022 10.20362/am.015006 PDF: 93.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole plagiaria   Eguchi, K., 2008, A revision of Northern Vietnamese species of the ant genus Pheidole (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)., Zootaxa 1902, pp. 1-118: 73-77, (download) 73-77 22171
Pheidole plagiaria   Smith, F., 1861, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the Islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 6, pp. 36-48: 49, (download) 49 2596
Pheidole plagiaria   Eguchi, K., 2008, A revision of Northern Vietnamese species of the ant genus Pheidole (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)., Zootaxa 1902, pp. 1-118: 73-77, (download) 73-77 22171

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rain forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth cloud forest, 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in primary rainforest, 3 times found in campground pond, 2 times found in limestone rain forest, 1 times found in Rubber plantation, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in plot - 3.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager, 1 times nest inside large rotten log, 1 times on rotting branch containing brood and termites, 1 times rotting twig, 2 times on trunks of trees [TNC] while ants out of their holes, 1 times rotting log, 1 times on ground, on trail to waterfall, 1 times at bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times m2 Winkler sifting, 3 times hand, 1 times search, 1 times bait, 1 times malaise trap, 1 times malaise traps.

Elevations: collected from 111 - 1200 meters, 664 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-01-01 00:00:00.0 and 2022-08-04 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole peguensis yomensis: casent0907932; Not Provided: casent0283212, casent0713421, casent0713422, casent0713423, casent0713424, casent0713425, casent0713426, casent0713427, casent0717742, casent0717753, casent0717868, casent0717922, casent0717960, casent0717968, casent0735985, casent0735986, casent0735987, casent0738938; syntype of Pheidole plagiaria: casent0901405, casent0901406, casent0901514, casent0901515; type of Pheidole plagiaria: focol1393; Type of unpublished name: Pheidole plagiaria giber: casent0907935

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