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Species Pheidole obscurithorax

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Attini
Genus Pheidole (Big-headed Ants)
Species obscurithorax (Pheidole obscurithorax)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pheidole obscurithorax Naves, 1985
Range
This is a South American species, from the same region (ParanĂ¡ River Valley) as Red Imported Fire ants, Argentine ants, and several other imports to SE USA. Currently distributed across much of the SE US.
Habitat
In its introduced range this species is associated with disturbed habitats that contain open areas of sandy soil.
Remarks
First observed by E.O. Wilson in the port city of Mobile, Alabama, in the early 1950's
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