The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole ascara Emery - new status

buchholzi-group - major head ovoid, widest at mid-point of length

Pheidole ascara Emery new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ethiopia (Pheidole speculifera Emery var. ascarus n. var., Emery, 1901e: 62, major; Santschi, 1930d: 268, minor & male) from Ghinda, Belli - see below .


Emery's (1901e) description of is at {original description}. Santschi's (1930d) description of the minor and male, both from Kenya, Nairobi is at {original description}.


{Pheidole speculifera ascara majorThe photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904204.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole ascara
B Taylor det.

Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3038.3

20.ii.2013
Koro
0922'21'' N
0240'13'' E
Mangifera indica orchard
prey of Oecophylla longinoda
0800-0900 h
major
1
{album}
Pheidole ascara
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3041.1

20.ii.2013
Koro
0922'21'' N
0240'13'' E
Mangifera indica orchard
prey of Oecophylla longinoda
1100-1200 h
major
1
{album}
Pheidole ascara
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3077.4
6.iii.2013
Koro
0922'21'' N
0240'13'' E
Mangifera indica orchard
prey of Oecophylla longinoda
0800-0900 h
major
1
{album}
Pheidole ascara
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3078.2
6.iii.2013
Koro
0922'21'' N
0240'13'' E
Mangifera indica orchard
prey of Oecophylla longinoda
0900-1000 h
major
1
{album}
Pheidole ascara
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3080.1
6.iii.2013
Koro
0922'21'' N
0240'13'' E
Mangifera indica orchard
prey of Oecophylla longinoda
1000-1100 h
major
1
{album}

Pheidole ascara majorThe photomontage is of a major worker from Benin, Koro; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3038).


Pheidole ascara majorThe photomontage is of a major worker from Benin, Koro; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3078).

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