Pheidole hongkongensis Wheeler, 1928

Liu, Cong, Guenard, Benoit, Garcia, Francisco Hita, Yamane, Seiki, Blanchard, Benjamin, Yang, Da-Rong & Economo, Evan, 2015, New records of ant species from Yunnan, China, ZooKeys 477, pp. 17-78: 36-38

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.477.8775

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DFE4A6FC-7728-4576-A1F4-BD1D38173811

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B413B16D-504C-6124-C86F-DC268BDF0AB0

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scientific name

Pheidole hongkongensis Wheeler, 1928
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Formicidae

Pheidole hongkongensis Wheeler, 1928  Figure 18

Material examined.

CHINA, Yunnan, Xishuangbanna: XTBG (21.919°N, 101.272°E), Secondary forest, 05.vi.2013, 1 worker, 550m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.919°N, 101.274°E), Secondary forest, 05.vi.2013, 3 workers, 1 Soldier, 552m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.924°N, 101.268°E), Secondary forest, 05.vi.2013, 2 workers, 571m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.918°N, 101.271°E), Secondary forest, 05.vi.2013, 1 worker, 581m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.912°N, 101.285°E), Limestone forest, 06.vi.2013, 49 workers, 680m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.912°N, 101.282°E), Limestone forest, 06.vi.2013, 6 workers, 1 Soldier, 640m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Menglun town (21.933°N, 101.269°E), Rubber plantation, 09.vi.2013, 3 workers, 655m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Man Sai village (21.858°N, 101.276°E), Secondary forest, 12.vi.2013, 20 workers, 685m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Man Sai village (21.860°N, 101.278°E), Secondary forest, 12.vi.2013, 1 worker, 680m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Man Sai village (21.907°N, 101.273°E), Rubber plantation, 12.vi.2013, 3 workers, 635 m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Kilometer 55 station (21.962°N, 101.200°E), Rain forest, 13.vi.2013, 5 workers, 1 Soldier, 805m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Banna University construction site (21.922°N, 101.268°E), Rubber Plantation, 14.vi.2013, 1 worker, 629m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu.

Distribution.

South China, Vietnam and Thailand (Figure 18C).

Taxonomic note.

Pheidole hongkongensis  can be identified with the identification key to northern Vietnamese Pheidole  published by Eguchi (2008).

Natural history.

Pheidole hongkongensis  has been collected from leaf litter in secondary forest, limestone forest and rubber plantations. It has also been reported inhabiting the soil of woody gardens, forest edges and open areas ( Eguchi 2008).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole