The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole schultzei Forel

rugaticeps group - major postpetiole scarcely or not wider than long, rounded or at most slightly angled at sides

Pheidole schultzei Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Botswana (Pheidole schultzei n. sp., Forel, 1910f: 1, illustrated - picture of nest structure, all forms) Kalahari, L Schultze - see below
subspecies
ebangana (Pheidole schultzei For. stirps ebangana n. v., Santschi, 1937d: 222, illustrated, minor) from Angola, Ebanga - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0913433
gwaaiensis (Pheidole Schultzei For. v. gwaaensis n. v., Forel, 1913a: 129, major & minor; Arnold, 1920a: 129, queen & male) from Zimbabwe, Gwaai, G Arnold - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0901281
woodvalensis (Pheidole schultzei woodvalensis n. var., Arnold, 1960b: 45, illustrated, major & minor) from Zimbabwe, Woodvale, 12 m n of Bulawayo, G Arnold - no images on Antweb (November 2014)
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Pheidole schultzei} {Pheidole schultzei gwaaiensis}Forel's (1910f) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 457) gave a translation, this is at {original description} Forel's (1913a) description of gwaaiensis is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 457) gave an illustrated translation of gwaaiensis, this is at {original description} and {original description}. Arnold's (1960b) description of woodvalensis is at {original description}.


{Pheidole schultzei major}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907831.


{Pheidole schultzei minor}The photomontage of the type minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907832.


{Pheidole schultzei type minor} The photomontage of a cotype minor of the type form is collated from The Smithsonian Institute images at http://ripley.si.edu/ent/nmnhtypedb/public/specimeninfopage.cfm?publicconsumption=1&typespecimenID=910.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole schultzei
B Taylor det.

Central African Republic
P Annoyer
GG-02

20.ii.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
02°53’25.9" N
16°10’26.4" E
Camp 5; A vu 10h-16h aux abords du camp; 409 m asl
1
{album}
Pheidole schultzei
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
Di-13
20.i.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
03°55’13.2" N
16°36’46.1" E
U.V : 2h-6h, après Sefka (entre Bambio et croisement Nola/Berberati), dans layon forestier;
from on a reduviid bug; collected in forest, 1st hour of the morning; 536m asl
3
{album}
Pheidole schultzei
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Pheidole sp5

9.v.2007
Awae II
03°54'30" N
11°25'58" E
Tuna bait in fallow
1
{album}
Pheidole schultzei
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 82
9.vi-26.vii.2006
Pongara
00°34' N
09°19' E
Pointe Wingombe, botanic path, malaise trap
1
{album}

{Pheidole schultzei minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Cameroun; Matomb; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk pheidole sp 5).

Matching the type form minor.


{Pheidole schultzei ebangana minor}Santschi's (1937d) description of ebangana is at {original description}. The specimens shown below appear to be ebangana minors (note - ii.2009, I previously thought these might be saxicola. They have the darker colour and slightly longer propodeal spines described by Santschi.


{Pheidole schultzei ebangana minor}The photomontage is of a minor specimen from the Central African Republic; Dzanga-Sangha National Park; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR GG-02).


{Pheidole schultzei ebangana minor}The photomontage is of a minor specimen from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 82).

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