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Species: Pheidole vigilans   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Atta vigilans Smith, 1858a PDF: 166 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. Primary type information: Australia (Melbourne); BNHM, MCZC AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia bioregion

Distribution Notes:

upper North Island


urban areas


first record in NZ; 1941 (Berry et al 1997)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in in pasture, 2 times found in wet scler. for., 1 times found in Under steps.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times under stone, 1 times at cat food.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 2 times swarming.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1000 meters, 367 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1939-04-27 and 2016-12-27

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole vigilans: casent0901543; syntype of Pheidole dolichocephala: casent0915458; syntype of Pheidole ampla parallela: casent0908015, casent0908016; syntype of Pheidole ampla yarrensis: casent0908017, casent0908018; type of Pheidole ampla norfolkensis: casent0901544, casent0901545

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