Jump to content

  • Chat

Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!


Pheidole vistana <3

pheidole vistana modjeska canyon california phorid flies dspdrew

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 16 2013 - 10:46 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

I think these are the coolest Pheidole species ever, and won't rest until I get myself a colony of them. biggrin.gif


I just came across more Pheidole vistana yesterday while hiking in Modjeska Canyon, California, and figured I'd share some of the pictures and video I got of them. Some day soon I will get myself a really nice camera, but until then, this is all I have to work with. This time I actually found the nest, and was able to wrangle a major into a container to take pictures of later, while she was at the nest entrance fighting off Phorid flies.































Here's a little video I put together of them foraging. They're pretty funny how fast they move with their long legs, and how much stuff they bring back to their nest. Most Pheidole I've seen (usually the very tiny ones) move fairly slow, but not these guys.



Here's some video I got of them being attacked by Phorid flies.


  • gcsnelling and rdurham02 like this

#2 Offline Efly15 - Posted May 13 2018 - 10:50 AM



  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
  • LocationTX

Those pictures are so cool! I love the polymorphism of those ants!

#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 13 2018 - 10:55 AM



  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,659 posts

What you really need is a colony of Pheidole rhea. But these are way cool as well.

Edited by gcsnelling, May 13 2018 - 10:55 AM.

#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 13 2018 - 5:31 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Oh man that video quality was terrible.



What you really need is a colony of Pheidole rhea. But these are way cool as well.


Do those make it into CA?

#5 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 13 2018 - 5:55 PM



  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,659 posts

Sadly no.

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: pheidole vistana, modjeska canyon, california, phorid flies, dspdrew

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users