Pheidole Westwood

Ivanov, Kaloyan, Hightower, Liberty, Dash, Shawn T. & Keiper, Joe B., 2019, 150 years in the making: first comprehensive list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Virginia, USA, Zootaxa 4554 (2), pp. 532-560: 544-545

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4554.2.8

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:863C3E2F-8026-4F55-97BD-67560DABB476

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E20D5A-9D4C-FFBD-FB9B-5B36FB5FFEA2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pheidole Westwood
status

 

Pheidole Westwood 

*, E anastasii Emery. Henrico: City of Richmond, 9.v.1932, HT Vanderford leg. (USNM: USNM00922105).

Although not specified, Virginia’s single record of this species is almost certainly from indoors.

bicarinata Mayr. Gloucester, Goochland, Henry, Isle of Wight, New Kent, Newport News, Northampton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, York (MCZ, STDC, VMNH). Literature records: Virginia Beach ( Guenard & Drew 2011), “ Virginia ” ( Mayr 1886, Emery 1895, Peck et al. 1998, Guenard et al. 2012).

* davisi Wheeler, W.M. Isle of Wight: Antioch Pines Natural Area Preserve, 36.82250° N, - 76.85528° W, 9 m, 8.iv.2016, K Ivanov leg., KI2585, soil nest with a small inconspicuous circular entrance, edge of dirt road through a scrub oak-pine forest, pine barrens; Antioch Pines Natural Area Preserve, 36.82263° N, - 76.85522° W, 9 m, 16.viii.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2878, foragers at pecan sandies baits, dirt road through a scrub oak-pine forest, pine barrens; Suffolk: South Quay Natural Area Preserve, 36.57571° N, - 76.90562° W, 7 m, 8.iv.2016, RS Anderson & AV Evans leg., Winkler litter extraction, turkey oak and pine litter, pine barrens; South Quay Natural Area Preserve, 36.56144° N, - 76.90837° W, 7 m, 30.ix.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2934, KI2938, KI2941, ground foragers and foragers at pecan sandies baits, edge of successional scrub oak-pine forest, pine barrens; Virginia Beach: First Landing State Park, 36.91888° N, - 76.05336° W, 6 m, 30.viii.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2905, ground foragers, edge of maritime forest and adjacent coastal dunes (VMNH).

dentata Mayr. Gloucester, Halifax, Henrico, Henry, Northampton, Prince Edward  , Suffolk, Virginia Beach, York (VMNH). Literature records: Virginia Beach ( Guenard & Drew 2011), “ Virginia ” ( Mayr 1886, Emery 1895, Smith, M.R. 1965, Smith, D.R. 1979, Peck et al. 1998, Revis & Waller 2004, Coovert 2005, Guenard et al. 2012).

* morrisii Forel. Essex: 1 mi SE Dunnsville, 7-26.iii.1991, DR Smith leg., Malaise trap #7 (USNM); Gloucester: Gloucester Point, Virginia Institute of Marine Science campus, 37.24949° N, - 76.49733° W, 6 m, 3-4.x.2017, K Ivanov leg., red pan traps, flower bed at edge of mowed lawn, coastal urban area; Isle of Wight: Antioch Pines Natural Area Preserve, 36.82263° N, - 76.85522° W, 9 m, 16.viii.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2872, soil nest with a small inconspicuous entrance, dirt road through a scrub oak-pine forest, pine barrens; Antioch Pines Natural Area Preserve, 36.82263° N, - 76.85522° W, 9 m, 16.viii.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2878, foragers at pecan sandies baits, along dirt road through a scrub oak-pine forest, pine barrens; Blackwater Ecological Preserve, 36.81247° N, - 76.85358° W, 10 m, 8.iv.2016, K Ivanov leg., KI2588, soil nest with a conspicuous turret, fire managed Pinus taeda  - Pinus palustris  stand, pine barrens; Northampton: 15652 Smith Beach Road, 37.36722° N, - 75.98778° W, 4 m, 12.vi.2015, K Ivanov leg., KI2397, foragers on a dead scarab beetle, wooden boardwalk between mowed lawn and nearby sand beach; Sussex: Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve, 37.046278° N, - 77.287028° W, 44 m, 8.iv.2016, K Ivanov leg., KI2579, soil nest with a conspicuous mound, fire managed pine stand near seepage bog; Chub Sandhills Natural Area Preserve, 36.87250° N, - 77.18667° W, 13 m, 8.iv.2016, K Ivanov leg., KI2581, soil nest with a conspicuous mound at base of cut pine trunk on ground, open scrub oak-pine woods, pine barrens; Chub Sandhills Natural Area Preserve, 36.87157° N, - 77.18733° W, 24-30.ix.2017, AV Evans, V-shaped flight intercept trap, pine barrens; Virginia Beach: First Landing State Park, 36.91888° N, - 76.05336° W, 6 m, 30.viii.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2912, Winkler litter extraction, sifted Quercus virginiana  litter, maritime forest; First Landing State Park, 36.91888° N, - 76.05336° W, 6 m, 30.viii.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2913, nest in sand under a small Quercus virginiana  , maritime forest (VMNH).

pilifera (Roger). Arlington, Fairfax, Suffolk (MCZ, UCM, USNM, VMNH). Literature records: “ Virginia ”

( Mayr 1886). tysoni Forel. Fairfax, Henry (VMNH, USNM). Literature records: “ Virginia ” ( Creighton 1950, Smith, D.R.

1979, Naves 1985, Coovert 2005).