The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole nsp CAR DK

saxicola-group - major postpetiole squamiform (with anterior ventral blunt process), petiole with smaller process

Pheidole n sp CAR DK

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Central African Republic (major & minor); major & minor described.


Description: Very close to Pheidole nigritella but minor workers perhaps significantly smaller

Major: TL ca 4.3 mm, HL 1.08, HW 1.00, SL 0.55, PW 0.52, CI 90, SI 55, EI (eye length/HL) 0.10; postpetiole width 1.52 X length;

Minor: TL ca 1.7 mm, HL 0.47, HW 0.40, SL 0.41, PW 0.18: CI 85, SI 105; clypeus without a distinct median carina, all striations on front of head straight; mahogany red, extremities more brown


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole n sp CAR DK
B Taylor det.

Central African Republic
P Annoyer
DK

22.i.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
0254’19.5" N
15’33.3" E
U.V : 19h-24h, Scierie de Bayanga, proche du fleuve Sangha; 270m asl
majors & minors
3
{album}
Pheidole n sp CAR DK
B Taylor det.


Congo
Y Braet
t-1-16, t 1-17, t1-18

19.viii.2007
Brazzaville
4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall traps; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl
(three traps)
5
{album}

{Pheidole CAR DK major}Major - the photomontage is of a major worker from the Central African Republic; Dzanga-Sangha National Park; location DK; 22.i.2005; 0254’19.5" N 1615’33.3" E 270m; U.V : 19h-24h, Scierie de Bayanga, proche du fleuve; collector Philippe Annoyer. 


{Pheidole CAR DK minor}Minor


{Pheidole philippi minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Congo; Brazzaville; collector Y Braet (Congo t-1-16).


{Pheidole philippi minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Congo; Brazzaville; collector Y Braet (Congo t-1-16).

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