The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole liengmei Forel

liengmei-group - Major post-petiole with convex anterior margin and sharp laterally, head cordiform, strong transverse striations on occiput

Pheidole liengmei Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Pheidole Liengmei, n. spec., Forel, 1894b: 93, minor; Forel, 1913a: 134, major; Arnold, 1920a: 467, queen) - see below
junior synonyms
malindana (Pheidole Liengmei For. v. Malidana n. v., Forel, 1913a: 135, minor) from Zimbabwe see
micrartifex (Pheidole Liengmei For. r. micrartifex n. stirps, Forel, 1913j: 215, major & minor) from Zimbabwe - see
shinsendensis (Pheidole Liengmei For. v. Shinsendensis n. v.,Forel, 1913b: 327, minor; Arnold, 1920a: 468, major) from Zare, type location Shinsenda, collected by Dr. Bequaert - see
ll forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Pheidole liengmei}Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1913a) description of the major is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 465) gave an illustrated translation, this is at {original description} and {original description}. Forel's (1913a) description of malindana is at {original description}. Forel's (1913b) description of shinsendensis is at {original description}. Forel's (1913j) description of micrartifex is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 468) gave translations of shinsendensis, malindana and micrartifex, these are at {original description}

Wheeler (1922) listed other findings from East Africa for liengmei s.s; and, from Zimbabwe for shinsendensis.

Pheidole liengmei majorThe photomontage is of the type major worker (slightly enhanced) collated from

Pheidole liengmei minorThe photomontage is of the type minor worker (slightly enhanced) collated from

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