The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole nkomoana Forel - new status

megacephala-group - Major - head width and length equal or subequal; mandibles relatively slender, with at most reduced teeth or denticles; postpetiole trapezoidal but without elongated lateral prominences. Minors without or variable development of a nuchal collar.

megacephala-subgroup - TL > 3.3 mm

Pheidole nkomoana Forel - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Za´re (Pheidole megacephala F. r nkomoana n. stirps, Forel, 1916: 415, all forms) from St Gabriel, collector H Kohl. .


Forel's (1916) description of nkomoana, which he felt might be a distinct species [and seems likely], is at {original description}. Forel noted Kohl had made several collections, always from in myrmecophile plants.


{Pheidole nkomoana} majorThe photomontage of a cotype major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904194.

Matched by Pheidole stephensi


{Pheidole nkomoana} minorThe photomontage of a cotype minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904194.


Pheidole nkomoana maleThe photomontage of a cotype male is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=focol13064.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole nkomoana
B Taylor det.

Gabon
A Fotso Kuate
Sample 34
13.ix.2008
Asengma
03░54'30" N
11░25'58" E
.

6
{album}
Pheidole nkomoana
B Taylor det.

Cameroun
Hauke Koch

11.iii.2006
Banyong Mbo
5░00' N
9.167░ E
from debris in Campylospermum axil
7
{album}
Pheidole nkomoana
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 31
5.iv.2001
KienkÚ
2░52.02' N
9░59.13' E
in pouch-like stipules of a Rubiaceae
major & minor workers

2
{album}
Pheidole nkomoana
B Taylor det.

Cameroun
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 121
15.ii.2000
Kouedjina
3░55' N
13░45' E
no details
1
{album}
Pheidole nkomoana
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 86

23.vi-25.vii.2006
Pongara
00░34' N
09░19' E
Pointe Wingombe; malaise trap; one week
1
{album}
Pheidole nkomoana
B Taylor det.

Gabon
L Volait & L V Guieu
Gabon 72

16.vii.2006
Pongara
00░34' N
09░19' E
Pointe Denis; savannah (pitfall trap, edge of beach)
2
{album}

{Pheidole nkomoana major}The photomontage is of a major from Gabon; Assengma; aphid survey; collector. A Fotso Kuate (fk unmounted 34).


{Pheidole nkomoana minor}The photomontage is of a major from Gabon; Assengma; aphid survey; collector. A Fotso Kuate (fk unmounted 34).


{Pheidole nkomoana major}The photomontage is of major specimens collected in Cameroun, at Banyong Mbo, by Hauke Koch, 11.iii.2006, from debris in Campylospermum axil. Size and form match type.


{Pheidole nkomoana major}The photomontage is of a second major collected in Cameroun, at Banyong Mbo, by Hauke Koch, 11.iii.2006, from debris in Campylospermum axil.


{Pheidole nkomoana minor} The photomontage is of a minor from Cameroun, at Banyong Mbo, by Hauke Koch, 11.iii.2006, from debris in Campylospermum axil


{Pheidole megacephala minor} The photomontage is of a minor from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet, (Gabon 86).


{Pheidole nkomoana major } The photomontage is of a major worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 34).  

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