Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

African Big-headed Ant Pheidole megacephala

Photo: Mark Yokoyama

Classification

Myrmicinae [subfamily]
Pheidole [genus] (8)
megacephala [species]

Classification

Myrmicinae [subfamily]
Pheidole [genus] (8)
megacephala [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Natural distribution Africa

    Publications

    • Boer, P. 2018. Ants of Curaçao. [link]
    • Boer, P. 2020. Ants of Aruba, species list. [link]
    • Boer, P., Boer, M.J.A. 2019. The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Saba (Netherlands Antilles). 26. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. [link]
    • Weber, N.A. 1948. Ants from the Leeward group and some other Caribbean localities. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire and the Venezuelan Islands 3: 78-86.
    • Wetterer, J.K. 2012. Worldwide spread of the African big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 17: 51-62.