Pheidole longipilosa

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Pheidole longipilosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species group: ferruginea
Species complex: longipilosa
Species: P. longipilosa
Binomial name
Pheidole longipilosa
Salata & Fisher, 2020

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Holotype Label

The species was collected between 500–1100 m in elevation, in montane and gallery forests. Nests were located in rotten logs.


Salata and Fisher (2020) - A member of the Pheidole longipilosa complex in the Pheidole ferruginea species group. Major: Head in full-face view sub-oval; sides of the head with dense, long, erect pilosity; occipital lobes shiny, with thick, irregular rugae, interspaces with distinct, irregular rugulae not fading posteriorly; inner hypostomal teeth distinct, high, closely spaced, triangular, with rounded apex directed inward, and wide base; outer hypostomal teeth taller and wider than inner hypostomal teeth, lobe-like, directed outward; gaster smooth. Minor:. Head shiny, foveolate, with additional short, longitudinal, thick rugae on frons, genae with fading sculpture and smooth notch; scape, when laid back, surpassing the posterior head margin by one-fifth of its length; promesonotum low, convex, short, with posterior declivity smoothly declining towards propodeum; mesosoma foveolate, katepisternum smooth; propodeal spines short, triangular.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.






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Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code casent0235043. Photographer Michele Esposito, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CAS, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Images from AntWeb

Pheidole longipilosa casent0498298 h 2 high.jpg
Worker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0498298. Photographer Michele Esposito, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CAS, San Francisco, CA, USA.


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

  • . Pheidole Salata & Fisher, 2020: 108, figs. 39A–F, 84X, 87B (w.) MADAGASCAR.