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 http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0249083
micrartifex (Pheidole Liengmei For. r. micrartifex n. stirps, Forel, 1913j: 215, major & minor) from Zimbabwe - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0249081
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 http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0249084
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

http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0249080



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

http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0249079

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