Species

Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius, 1793)

Formica megacephala Fabricius, 1793:361,Isle de France (Mus. Dom. Bose). - As Pheidole megacephala: - Forel, 1893Forel, A. 1893. Les Formicides. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893:333-418. (distribution); Ashmead, 1900Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Report upon the aculeate Hymenoptera of the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada, with additions to the parasitic Hymenoptera and a list of the described Hymenoptera of the West Indies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London pt. II:207-367. (distribution); Wheeler, 1905Wheeler, W.M. 1905. The ants of the Bahamas, with a list of the known West Indian species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21:79-135. (distribution); Wheeler, 1908Wheeler, W.M. 1908. The ants of Jamaica. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 24:159-163. (distribution); Wheeler, 1913Wheeler, W.M. 1913. The ants of Cuba. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology LIV (17):477-505. (distribution); Wheeler & Mann, 1914Wheeler, W.M. and W.M. Mann 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 33:1-61. (distribution); Wheeler, 1919Wheeler, W.M. 1919. The ants of Tobago Island. Psyche 26:113. (distribution); Alayo, 1970Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218. (distribution); Zayas, 1982De Zayas, F. 1982. Sección Oligoneoptera - Orden Hymenoptera - Orden Strepsiptera. Ciudad de la Habana. 1-111. (distribution); Hohmann, H. et al., 1993Hohmann, H., La Roche, F., Ortega, G. & Barquin, J. 1993. Bienen, Wespen und Ameisen der Kanarischen Inseln (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Aculeata) I. Vröff. Übersee-Museum Bremen (Naturwiss) 12 (I-III):14-712. (distribution); Fontenla Rizo, 1993Fontenla Rizo, J.L. 1993. Mirmecofauna de Isla de la Juventud y de algunos cayos del archipiélago cubano. Poeyana 444:1-7. (distribution); Fontenla, 1994Fontenla, J.L. 1994. Mirmecofauna de la Península de Hicacos, Cuba. Avicennia 1:79-85. (distribution); Fontenla Rizo, 1995Fontenla Rizo, J.L. 1995. Reflexiones sobre las hormigas “vagabundas” de Cuba. Cocuyo 3:11-22. (distribution); Fernández Triana et al., 2002Fernández Triana, J.L., H. Saríol, M.A. Vega Castillo, S. Ricardo & M. González 2002. Datos preliminares sobre la biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en la provincia Granma, Cuba. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 31:43-48. (distribution); Espadaler, X. & V. Bernal, 2003Espadaler, X. & V. Bernal 2003. Exotic ants in the Canary Islands (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Vieraea 31:1-7. (distribution); Starr & Hook, 2003Starr, C.K. & Hook, A.W. 2003. The aculeate Hymenoptera of Trinidad, West Indies. Occasional Papers o the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies 12:1-31. (distribution); Portuondo Ferrer & Fernández Triana, 2004Portuondo Ferrer, E. & J.L. Fernández Triana 2004. Biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en los macizos montañosos de Cuba oriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 35:121-136. (distribution); Wetterer & Wetterer, 2004Wetterer, J.K. and A. L. Wetterer 2004. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Bermuda. Florida Entomologist 87 (2):212-221. (distribution); Fernández & Sendoya, 2004Fernández, F. & S. Sendoya 2004. List of Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Biota Colombiana 5 (1):3-93. (distribution); Borges et al., 2005Borges, P.A.V., K. van Achterberg, R.R. Askew, K. Zwakhals, O. Oliveira & A.M.C. Santos 2005. Hymenoptera. In: (Ed.). A list of the terrestrial fauna (Mollusca and Arthropoda) and flora (Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta) from the Azores. 218-221. (distribution); Fong et al., 2005 2005. Cuba: Parque Nacional 'Alejandro de Humboldt'. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 14. The Field Museum, Chicago. 1-368. (distribution); Maceira et al., 2005 2005. Cuba: Pico Mogote. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 09. The Field Museum, Chicago. 1-190. (distribution); Díaz et al., 2006 2006. Cuba: Camagüey, Sierra de Cubitas. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 08. The Field Museum, Chicago. 1-179. (distribution); Wetterer et al., 2007Wetterer, J.K., X. Espadaler, A.L. Wetterer, D. Aguin-Pombo & A.M. Franquinho-Aguiar 2007. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Madeiran Archipelago. Sociobiology 49 (3):265-297. (distribution); Perez-Gelabert, 2008Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2008. Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530. (distribution); Reyes, 2010Reyes, J.L. 2010. Apuntes sobre una comunidad de hormigas sinantrópicas en Santiago de Cuba (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Cocuyo 18:44-47. (distribution); Frago et al., 2010Frago, E., Portuondo Ferrer, E., Fernández Triana, J.L., Sariego, O. & Garcés Fonseca, J. 2010. Entomofauna del Parque Nacional 'Desembarco del Granma', Cuba Suboriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 46:355-362. (distribution); Collingwood, Agosti, Sharaf & van Harten, 2011Collingwood, C.A., Agosti, D., Sharaf, M.R. & A. van Harten 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. In: van Harten, A. (Ed.). Arthropod fauna of the UAE. 405-474. (distribution, listed); Fontenla Rizo & Matienzo Brito, 2011Fontenla Rizo, J.L. & Matienzo Brito, Y. 2011. Hormigas invasoras y vagabundas de Cuba. Fitosanidad 15 (4):253-259. (distribution); AntWeb, 2017AntWeb 2017. Ants. . (distribution); Fontenla & Alfonso-Simonetti, 2018Fontenla, J.L. & J. Alfonso-Simonetti 2018. Classification of cuban ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) into functional groups. Poeyana 506:21-30. (distribution); Perez-Gelabert, 2020Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2020. Checklist, bibliography and quantitative data of the arthropods of Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4749:1-668. (distribution); Vanoye-Eligio et al., 2020Vanoye-Eligio, M., J.V. HortaVega, V. Vanoye-Eligio, M. Rosas-Mejía & L.J. Estrada Ramírez 2020. Review of Occurrence of Vespoidea (Hymenoptera) in the State of Campeche, Mexico. Journal of Entomological Science 55 (3):366-381. (distribution); Meurgey & Ramage, 2020Meurgey, F. & T. Ramage 2020. Challenging the Wallacean shortfall: A total assessment of insect diversity on Guadeloupe (French West Indies), a checklist and bibliography. Insecta Mundi 786:1-183. (distribution).
Myrmica trinodis Losana, 1834:327
Oecophthora pusilla Heer, 1852:15
Myrmica agilis Smith, 1857:71
Pheidole janus Smith, 1858:175
Myrmica suspiciosa Smith, 1859:148
Pheidole megacephala scabrior Forel, 1891:178
Pheidole megacephala picata Forel, 1891:178
Pheidole punctulata gietleni Forel, 1905:164
Pheidole picta bernhardae Emery, 1915:245

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Literature

  • Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218.
  • AntWeb 2017. Ants. .
  • Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Report upon the aculeate Hymenoptera of the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada, with additions to the parasitic Hymenoptera and a list of the described Hymenoptera of the West Indies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London pt. II:207-367.
  • Borges, P.A.V., K. van Achterberg, R.R. Askew, K. Zwakhals, O. Oliveira & A.M.C. Santos 2005. Hymenoptera. In: (Ed.). A list of the terrestrial fauna (Mollusca and Arthropoda) and flora (Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta) from the Azores. 218-221.
  • Collingwood, C.A., Agosti, D., Sharaf, M.R. & A. van Harten 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. In: van Harten, A. (Ed.). Arthropod fauna of the UAE. 405-474.
  • De Zayas, F. 1982. Sección Oligoneoptera - Orden Hymenoptera - Orden Strepsiptera. Ciudad de la Habana. 1-111.
  • 2006. Cuba: Camagüey, Sierra de Cubitas. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 08. The Field Museum, Chicago. 1-179.
  • Emery, C. 1915. Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae). Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 4:223-250.
  • Espadaler, X. & V. Bernal 2003. Exotic ants in the Canary Islands (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Vieraea 31:1-7.
  • Fabricius, J.C. 1793. Entomologia Systematica emendata et aucta. Vol. 2. Christian Gottlieb Proft, Hafniae. viii + 519 pp.
  • Fernández Triana, J.L., H. Saríol, M.A. Vega Castillo, S. Ricardo & M. González 2002. Datos preliminares sobre la biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en la provincia Granma, Cuba. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 31:43-48.
  • Fernández, F. & S. Sendoya 2004. List of Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Biota Colombiana 5 (1):3-93.
  • 2005. Cuba: Parque Nacional 'Alejandro de Humboldt'. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 14. The Field Museum, Chicago. 1-368.
  • Fontenla Rizo, J.L. 1993. Mirmecofauna de Isla de la Juventud y de algunos cayos del archipiélago cubano. Poeyana 444:1-7.
  • Fontenla Rizo, J.L. 1995. Reflexiones sobre las hormigas “vagabundas” de Cuba. Cocuyo 3:11-22.
  • Fontenla Rizo, J.L. & Matienzo Brito, Y. 2011. Hormigas invasoras y vagabundas de Cuba. Fitosanidad 15 (4):253-259.
  • Fontenla, J.L. 1994. Mirmecofauna de la Península de Hicacos, Cuba. Avicennia 1:79-85.
  • Fontenla, J.L. & J. Alfonso-Simonetti 2018. Classification of cuban ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) into functional groups. Poeyana 506:21-30.
  • Forel, A. 1893. Les Formicides. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893:333-418.
  • Frago, E., Portuondo Ferrer, E., Fernández Triana, J.L., Sariego, O. & Garcés Fonseca, J. 2010. Entomofauna del Parque Nacional 'Desembarco del Granma', Cuba Suboriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 46:355-362.
  • Hohmann, H., La Roche, F., Ortega, G. & Barquin, J. 1993. Bienen, Wespen und Ameisen der Kanarischen Inseln (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Aculeata) I. Vröff. Übersee-Museum Bremen (Naturwiss) 12 (I-III):14-712.
  • 2005. Cuba: Pico Mogote. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 09. The Field Museum, Chicago. 1-190.
  • Meurgey, F. & T. Ramage 2020. Challenging the Wallacean shortfall: A total assessment of insect diversity on Guadeloupe (French West Indies), a checklist and bibliography. Insecta Mundi 786:1-183.
  • Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2008. Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530.
  • Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2020. Checklist, bibliography and quantitative data of the arthropods of Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4749:1-668.
  • Portuondo Ferrer, E. & J.L. Fernández Triana 2004. Biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en los macizos montañosos de Cuba oriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 35:121-136.
  • Reyes, J.L. 2010. Apuntes sobre una comunidad de hormigas sinantrópicas en Santiago de Cuba (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Cocuyo 18:44-47.
  • Starr, C.K. & Hook, A.W. 2003. The aculeate Hymenoptera of Trinidad, West Indies. Occasional Papers o the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies 12:1-31.
  • Vanoye-Eligio, M., J.V. HortaVega, V. Vanoye-Eligio, M. Rosas-Mejía & L.J. Estrada Ramírez 2020. Review of Occurrence of Vespoidea (Hymenoptera) in the State of Campeche, Mexico. Journal of Entomological Science 55 (3):366-381.
  • Wetterer, J.K. and A. L. Wetterer 2004. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Bermuda. Florida Entomologist 87 (2):212-221.
  • Wetterer, J.K., X. Espadaler, A.L. Wetterer, D. Aguin-Pombo & A.M. Franquinho-Aguiar 2007. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Madeiran Archipelago. Sociobiology 49 (3):265-297.
  • Wheeler, W.M. 1905. The ants of the Bahamas, with a list of the known West Indian species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21:79-135.
  • Wheeler, W.M. 1908. The ants of Jamaica. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 24:159-163.
  • Wheeler, W.M. 1913. The ants of Cuba. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology LIV (17):477-505.
  • Wheeler, W.M. 1919. The ants of Tobago Island. Psyche 26:113.
  • Wheeler, W.M. and W.M. Mann 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 33:1-61.