Pseudomyrmex euryblemma

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Pseudomyrmex euryblemma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. euryblemma
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex euryblemma
(Forel, 1899)

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Synonyms

Identification

Ward (1989) - P. euryblemma is a common and widespread species, whose laterally angulate median clypeal lobe (in workers and queens) and anteroventrally recurved pygidium (in males), clearly place it in the P. pallidus group. Workers of this species have a broad head (HW 0.81-0.98, CI 0.86-0.92; n=14) whose puncticulate-coriarious sculpture weakens towards the vertex (which is sublucid); wide but shallow metanotal groove; long basal face of the propodeum; and pubescent fourth abdominal tergite. The propodeal spiracles are rather salient in dorsal view, and individuals are typically dark brown in color.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica (type locality), Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • euryblemma. Pseudomyrma euryblemma Forel, 1899c: 90 (w.) COSTA RICA. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 218. Senior synonym of kurokii: Ward, 1989: 437.
  • kurokii. Pseudomyrma kurokii Forel, 1906d: 226 (w.) COLOMBIA. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 220. Junior synonym of euryblemma: Ward, 1989: 437.

Description

Ward (1989) - Syntype worker, (unique), Alajuela, Costa Rica (Alfaro) (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) [Examined].

Pseudomyrma kurokii Forel, 1906:226. Syntype worker (unique), Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia (Forel) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) [Examined].

References

  • Forel, A. 1899f. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 81-104 (page 90, worker described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 218, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)
  • Ward, P. S. 1989a. Systematic studies on pseudomyrmecine ants: revision of the Pseudomyrmex oculatus and P. subtilissimus species groups, with taxonomic comments on other species. Quaest. Entomol. 25: 393-468 (page 437, Senior synonym of kurokii)