The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius)
minor workers

Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius) - minor workers - main species page

{Pheidole megacephala minor}Nigerian specimens (Taylor, 1980a: 15).
MINOR TL 2.49 mm, HL 0.67, HW 0.58, SL 0.68, PW 0.39
Colour red-brown, gaster darker, appendages lighter. Erect hairs relatively long and moderately abundant. Clypeal margin relatively shallowly convex. Shiny, with only sculpturation on mesonotum, propodeum and petiole, all of which are densely spiculate.

{Pheidole megacephala minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker collected in Gabon, Pongara National Park, Pointe Wingombé;; malaise trap at edge of forest; collected by Yves Braet (Gabon 25).

{Pheidole megacephala minor}The photomontage is of minor workers collected in Cameroun, Cameroon 109, Yaoundé (3°52' N 11°32' E, altitude 726 m), on herbaceous vegetation, 20 cm tall, in house garden, 28.iv.2001; all collected by the Doyle Mckey project. Others collected were Cameroon 10 from location IPE, 24.iii.2001, in leaf-pouch domatia of Delpydora sp. and Cameroon 80 from location BOU, 18.iv.2001, nest in a hollow and rotten branch (1.5 m above ground), in the edge vegetation.

{Pheidole megacephala minor}The photomontage is of minor workers collected in Central African Republic; Dzanga-Sangha NP; 08.x.2008; 9h50-10h10; 10 kms après Bokoko direction Nola; Philippe Annoyer (CAR HL).

{Pheidole megacephala minor}The photomontage is of minor worker collected in Kenya, Timboroa, 2800 m; from Peter Hlavác (Kenya 02).

{Pheidole megacephala speculifrons minorThe photomontage of a type minor worker of speculifrons is collated from

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