Pheidole providens

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Pheidole providens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. providens
Binomial name
Pheidole providens
(Sykes, 1835)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: Iran.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • providens. Atta providens Sykes, 1835: 103, pl. 13, fig. 5 (s.) INDIA. Combination in Pheidole: Westwood, 1839: 219. [Bingham, 1903: 220 (footnote) suggests that this name may be synonymous with indica.]



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 220, suggests that this name may be synonymous with indica)
  • Sykes, W. H. 1835. Descriptions of new species of Indian ants. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1: 99-107 (page 103, pl. 13, fig. 5 soldier described)
  • Westwood, J. O. 1839a. An introduction to the modern classification of insects; founded on the natural habits and corresponding organisation of the different families. Volume 2. Part XI. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, pp. 193-224. (page 219, Combination in Pheidole)