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

speculifera-group - major head with convex sides but distinctly widest posteriorly

Pheidole neutralis Santschi - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Guinea (Pheidole occipitalis André stirps neutralis n. st., Santschi, 1914d: 336, major & minor) collected at Camayenne by F. Silvestri
major & minor described .


Santschi's (1914d) description of neutralis is at {original description}.

Separable from Pheidole occipitalis by the darker colour and on the major the spiculate sculpture on the postpetiole and base of the gaster.


{Pheidole neutralis major}The photomontage of a type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913378.


{Pheidole neutralis minor}The photomontage of a type minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent09078534.


Oxford University Museum Collection records


{Pheidole neutralis major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Benin, Koro; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3085)


Pheidole neutralis minorThe photomontage is of a minor worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; Savane Pointe Denis; collectors L Volait & L V Guieu (Gabon 21).

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