Pheidole zoceana Santschi, 1925

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: 46

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/D7BE6CA2-E91E-9E70-BC8A-6364918050C9

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scientific name

Pheidole zoceana Santschi, 1925
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Formicidae

Pheidole zoceana Santschi, 1925  Figure 25

Material examined.

CHINA, Yunnan, Xishuangbanna: "Holy Hills" (21.920°N, 101.240°E), Secondary forest, 07.vi.2013, 44 workers, 644m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; "Holy Hills" (21.920°N, 101.239°E), Secondary forest, 07.vi.2013, 5 workers, 665m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; "Holy Hills" (21.919°N, 101.239°E), Secondary forest, 07.vi.2013, 11 workers, 670m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Kilometer 55 station (21.966°N, 101.203°E), Secondary forest, 13.vi.2013, 15 workers, 825m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Kilometer 55 station (21.966°N, 101.203°E), Secondary forest, 13.vi.2013, 1 worker, 840m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Kilometer 55 station (21.962°N, 101.200°E), Rain forest, 13.vi.2013, 7 workers, 3 Soldiers, 820m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Kilometer 55 station (21.960°N, 101.199°E), Rain forest, 13.vi.2013, 25 workers, 840m, 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, 805m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Kilometer 55 station (21.963°N, 101.201°E), Rain forest, 13.vi.2013, 14 workers, 815m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Kilometer 55 station (21.964°N, 101.202°E), Rain forest, 13.vi.2013, 2 workers, 820m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Man Sai village (21.858°N, 101.276°E), Secondary forest, 12.vi.2013, 2 workers, 690m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Man Sai village (21.858°N, 101.276°E), Secondary forest, 12.vi.2013, 1 worker, 675m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; Menglun town (21.932°N, 101.271°E), Rubber Plantation, 09.vi.2013, 1 worker, 640m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.919°N, 101.272°E), Secondary forest, 05.vi.2013, 77 workers, 550m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.912°N, 101.285°E), Limestone forest, 05.vi.2013, 22 workers, 680m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.919°N, 101.274°E), Secondary forest, 06.vi.2013, 2 workers, 552m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu; XTBG (21.924°N, 101.268°E), Rubber plantation, 05.vi.2013, 3 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 (21.916°N, 101.274°E), Secondary forest, 05.vi.2013, 12 workers, 615m, Winkler sifting, B. Guénard, B. Blanchard and C. Liu.

Distribution.

Known from a few localities in China, Vietnam and Thailand (Figure 25C).

Taxonomic note.

Pheidole zoceana  can be identified with the identification key to Northern Vietnamese Pheidole  provided by Eguchi (2008).

Natural history.

Pheidole zoceana  has been collected from leaf litter in rain forest, secondary forest and rubber plantations. It has also been reported nesting in the soil of forest edges and mountainous area ( Eguchi 2008).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole