African Big-headed Ant

Pheidole megacephala
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Pheidole megacephala, commonly known as the big-headed ant, is a species of ant belonging to the genus Pheidole. It is characterized by its large head in proportion to its body size, hence the name. These ants are native to Africa but have been introduced to various parts of the world, including Asia, Australia, and the Americas. They are known for their aggressive behavior and ability to form large colonies, often displacing native ant species.

African Big-headed Ant

Pheidole megacephala
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Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Hymenoptera
family: Formicidae
genus: Pheidole

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