The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole foreli Mayr

megacephala-group - Major - head width and length equal or subequal; mandibles relatively slender, with at most reduced teeth or denticles; postpetiole trapezoidal but without elongated lateral prominences. Minors without or variable development of a nuchal collar.

megacephala-subgroup - TL > 3.3 mm

Pheidole foreli Mayr

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Pheidole Foreli nov. spec.,Mayr, 1901b: 8, major & minor; Forel, 1910f: 12, queen) from Sunday River Mts - see below
junior synonym here: pubens (Pheidole foreli Mayr var. pubens n. var., Forel, 1910f: 12, major & minor; Forel, 1910e: 436, queen & male) - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0907779
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Mayr's (1901b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1910f) brief description of pubens is at {original description}. Forel's (1910e) fuller description of pubens is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 432) gave a translation, this is at {original description} and, with pubens, at {original description}.


Pheidole foreli majorThe photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0922196.


{Pheidole foreli minor}The photomontage of the type minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0922195.


{Pheidole foreli majors}The major specimens in these field photographs, minors and attack below, were taken in Pretoria, South Africa, by Joan Young; nos 101_2783 to 2804.


{Pheidole foreli minors}Minor workers, Joan Young.


{Pheidole foreli attack}Attacking and dismembering a major of Pheidole crassinoda, Joan Young.


Pheidole foreli majorThe photomontage of a "syntype" major worker in the BMNH, from Reddersburg, South Africa,  is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901305. This is not obviously different to the true type above but is not a "syntype".



{Pheidole foreli minor}The photomontage of a "syntype" minor worker worker in the BMNH, from Reddersburg, South Africa,  is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901304. Quite clearly it is not an example of P. foreli.


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