Pheidole teneriffana Forel

Collingwood, C. A., Pohl, F., Güsten, R., Wranik, W., van Harten, A., 2004, The ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Socotra Archipelago, Fauna of Arabia 20, pp. 473-495: 478-479

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.12560

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole teneriffana Forel
status

 

Pheidole teneriffana Forel  , 1893 Fig. 5

Pheidole teneriffana Forel  , 1893. - Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 465. (Spain: Canary Islands).

Specimens examined: Yemen, Socotra Island: spms from Hadibo, IX.1998, W Wranik, CWWR  ; spms from Hadibo, III.1999, W Wranik, CWWR. -  Yemen, Darsa Island: 10.II.2000, W Wranik, CWWR  .

Remarks: This species is probably native throughout northern Africa and appears to be spreading over a wide front in the Middle East, Arabia and the Mediterranean countries. The low and wide angulate postpetiole and the completely striate head in the major worker, with some sculpture present also in most minor workers, are diagnostic characters. In addition to Fig. 5, the detailed drawings by Snelling (1992) may be studied.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole