Pheidole aff. megacephala
English common name: Big-headed ant
Spanish common name: hormiga
Name status: Identification not yet confirmed.
Description: Small ant (2 to 4 mm long) ranging in colour from yellow to dark brown. It forms large colonies with many queens. There are two forms of worker, one larger and less common than the other, with a large heart-shaped head. It normally disperses by walking. It is omnivorous, eating dead insects and seeds and can kill young chicks and reptiles by swarming.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2013
Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.
Galapagos island groups: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, originally from the Mediterranean region.
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