The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole aspera Mayr

speculifera-group - major head with convex sides but distinctly widest posteriorly

Pheidole aspera Mayr

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Pheidole aspera n. sp., Mayr, 1862: 746, major & minor) Cape of Good Hope, Novara Expedition - see below; major & minor described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Pheidole aspera}Mayr's (1862) description is at {original description}. Mayr (1865: 97) gave a full illustrated description, this is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 477) gave a translation, this is at {original description}.

Pheidole aspera majorThe photomontage of a syntype major worker is collated from

{Pheidole aspera minor}The photomontage of a syntype minor worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole aspera
B Taylor det.

South Africa
Peter Hlavác

29°07.7' S
29°25.3' E
Kwazulu, Natal, Dragensberge (Injiauti NP), S  E ; 1500 m

{Pheidole aspera major}The photomontages are of specimens from Kwazulu, Natal, South Africa, Dragensberge (Injiauti NP); collector Peter Hlavác.

{Pheidole aspera minor}

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