Pheidole megacephala

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Pheidole megacephala (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): April Nobile
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius) - (big-headed ant)

The ant is native to sub-Saharan Africa, but has invaded various other regions. It protects some mealybugs and scales from predators and is also an urban pest. It is further an aggressive competitor and usually displaces native ant species.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Großkopfameise
• English: big-headed ant
African big-headed ant
• Español: hormiga cabezona

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.