The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole neutralis Santschi - new status

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

Pheidole neutralis Santschi - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Guinea (Pheidole occipitalis André stirps neutralis n. st., Santschi, 1914d: 336, major & minor) collected at Camayenne by F. Silvestri
major & minor described .

Santschi's (1914d) description of neutralis is at {original description}.

Separable from Pheidole occipitalis by the darker colour and on the major the spiculate sculpture on the postpetiole and base of the gaster.

{Pheidole neutralis major}The photomontage of a type major worker is collated from

{Pheidole neutralis minor}The photomontage of a type minor worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum Collection records

{Pheidole neutralis major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Ghana, Forest Reserve, 2006; collector Sky Stephens (06G0061)

Pheidole neutralis minorThe photomontage is of a minor worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; Savane Pointe Denis; collectors L Volait & L V Guieu (Gabon 21).

© 2014, 2015, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.