The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole occipitalis André

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

Pheidole occipitalis André

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Sierra Leone (Pheidole occipitalis n. sp., André, 1890: 321, major & minor) collector Mocquerys - see below
subspecies
adami (Pheidole occipitalis André v. adami n. v., Santschi, 1939f: 161, minor) from Guinea, from Iles de Los - no images on Antweb (November 2014)
major & minor described (see Bolton, 1995) .

I have raised the readily separated form Pheidole occipitalis André st. neutralis n. st., Santschi to species status as Pheidole neutralis.


André's (1890) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1939f) description of adami is at {original description}.


{Pheidole occipitalis major}The photomontage of a type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907825.


{Pheidole occipitalis minor}The photomontage of a type minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907826.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole occipitalis
B Taylor det.
Liberia
E Poirier
Yekepa Camp 4
PF 13
6.iv.2013
Nimba County
07°33’04" N
08°33’17" E
Pitfall trap
Floodplain & marsh
501 m asl
major & minor
5
{album}
Pheidole occipitalis
B Taylor det.

Ghana
S Sky Stephens
06G0013

2006
in personal collection of S Sky Stephens
1
{album}
Pheidole occipitalis
B Taylor det.

Ghana
S Sky Stephens
06G0078
2006 in personal collection of S Sky Stephens 1
{album}

{Pheidole occipitalis major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Liberia, Yekepa; collector E Poirier (PF13).


Pheidole occipitalis minorThe photomontage is of a minor worker from Liberia, Yekepa; collector E Poirier (PF13).


{Pheidole occipitalis minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Ghana, collected by Sky Stephens (06G0013).

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