Pheidole kingi torpescens

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Pheidole kingi torpescens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole tepicana)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole kingi torpescens
Wheeler, W.M., 1915

MCZ-ENT00022814 Pheidole kingi subsp torpescens hal.jpg MCZ-ENT00022814 Pheidole kingi subsp torpescens had.jpg Type Specimen Label

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Pheidole tepicana.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • torpescens. Pheidole kingi subsp. torpescens Wheeler, W.M. 1915b: 404 (s.w.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of tepicana: Creighton & Gregg, 1955: 24.


  • Creighton, W. S.; Gregg, R. E. 1955. New and little-known species of Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Univ. Colo. Stud. Ser. Biol. 3: 1-46 (page 24, junior synonym of tepicana)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915b. Some additions to the North American ant-fauna. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 34: 389-421 (page 404, soldier, worker described)