The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole squalida Santschi

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 squalida Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Congo (Santschi, 1910c: 364, major & minor) from Brazzaville, by A. Weiss; major & minor described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1910c) description is at {original description}.


{Pheidole squalida major}The photomontage of the type major is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913452


{Pheidole squalida minor}The photomontage of the type minor is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913453


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole squalida
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Pheidole sp13

28.vii.2007
Boga
0354'30" N
1125'58" E
Tuna bait in fallow
1
{album}
Pheidole squalida
B Taylor det.
Congo
Y Braet
t-1-4

19.viii.2007
Brazzaville
4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl
1
{album}
Pheidole squalida
B Taylor det.
Ghana
S Sky Stephens
06G0082
2006
In personal collection of S Sky Stephens
1
{album}
Pheidole mentita
B Taylor det.

Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Sample 26
3.ix.2008
Babadjou
252.02' N
959.13' E
Aphid survey
2
{album}

{Pheidole squalida major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Cameroun; Babadjou; 3.ix.2008; aphid survey; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk unmounted sp 26).


{Pheidole mentita minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Cameroun; Babadjou; 3.ix.2008; aphid survey (fk unmounted sp 26); coll. A Fotso Kuate.


{Pheidole squalida minor}The photomontage is of specimens from Ghana; collector S Sky Stephens (06G0082).

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