The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole ingenita Santschi - new status

teneriffana-group - Major distinguished particularly by the transverse metanotal welt; head with longitudinal striations or rugae, long frontal carinae with more or less distinct shallow scrobes; mandibles with two short apical teeth

Pheidole ingenita Santschi - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Pheidole prelli For. stirps ingenita n. st., Santschi, 1928f: 204, major) from Grand Bassam, collected by H. Mottaz .


Santschi's (1928f) description of ingenita is at {original description}.

I have separated this as a distinct species from Pheidole prelli, as the major of ingenita has shorter frontal carinae, narrower sharper propodeal spines and a post-petiole with sharp lateral apices, surmounted by a prominent curved hair. There also is a geographical separation of ingenita as a West African species, whereas prelli is from southern Africa.


Pheidole ingenitaThe photomontage is of the type major worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913396


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole ingenita
B Taylor det.

Ghana
S Sky Stephens
06G0083

2006
In personal collection of S Sky Stephens
minor
1
{album}
Pheidole ingenita
B Taylor det.


Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Pheidole spD

27.vii.2007
Matomb
03°54'30" N
11°25'58" E
Tuna bait in forest
major & minor
2
{album}
Pheidole ingenita
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Pheidole spB
19.vii.2007
Awae II
03°54'30" N
11°25'58" E
Pitfall in forest
2
{album}
Pheidole ingenita
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Pheidole sp1

9.v.2007
Awae II
03°54'30" N
11°25'58" E
Tuna bait in fallow
1
{album}
Pheidole ingenita
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
IG
14.x.2008
Dzanga-Sangha
03°03'58.3" N
16°08'59.6" E
528 m; Camp 1; Journée; Au camp
1
{album}
Pheidole ingenita
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
MI
19.xi.2010
Dzanga-Sangha
2°28'45.9"N
16°13'15.0"E
396 m; nuit, à vue, au camp de transit 2 (près lac 1)
1
{album}

{Pheidole ingenita major}The photomontage is of a major from Cameroun; Matomb; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk pheidole spD).


{Pheidole ingenita minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Cameroun; Matomb; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk pheidole spD).


{Pheidole ingenita minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Cameroun; Matomb; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk pheidole spB).


{Pheidole occipitalis minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Cameroun; Awae II; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk pheidole sp1).


{Pheidole ingenita minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Ghana, collector Sky Stephens, 2006 (06G0083).


{Pheidole ingenita queen}The photomontage is of a minor from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR MI).

This specimen of the previously unrecorded queen, has the overall sculpturation, colour and hypostomal teeh arrangement as the major worker shown above.

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