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)

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran in moderate rainfall montane areas.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • 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.]

Taxonomic Notes

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018): Type location India, no type images but later drawing, and likely junior synonym Pheidole indica Mayr, 1879, type location India, major CASENT0906613, minor CASENT0906612. Probably among Pheidole teneriffana in prior Iran records (Paknia et al. 2008).

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Pashaei Rad S., B. Taylor, R. Torabi, E. Aram, G. Abolfathi, R. Afshari, F. Borjali, M. Ghatei, F. Hediary, F. Jazini, V. Heidary Kiah, Z. Mahmoudi, F. Safariyan, and M. Seiri. 2018. Further records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 64(2): 145-159.