The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole vanderveldi Forel

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

Pheidole vanderveldi Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Pheidole Vanderveldi n. sp., Forel, 1913b: 326, major & minor) collected at Sankisia by J. Bequaert; major & minor described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Pheidole vanderveldi}Forel's (1913b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 481) gave a translation, this is at {original description}

Wheeler (1922) also records it from Natal, South Africa. The illustration is from Bernard (1952, Plate 8) where he makes comparison for his species Pheidole nimba.

{Pheidole vanderveldi majorThe photomontage of a type major worker is collated from

{Pheidole vanderveldi minorThe photomontage of a type minor worker is collated from

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