Pseudomyrmex sericeus

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Pseudomyrmex sericeus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. sericeus
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex sericeus
(Mayr, 1870)

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Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Belize, Brazil, Colombia (type locality), Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago.

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.

  • sericeus. Pseudomyrma sericea Mayr, 1870a: 412 (w.) COLOMBIA.
    • Forel, 1904e: 691 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1956: 386 (l.).
    • Combination in P. (Apedunculata): Enzmann, E.V. 1944: 62
    • Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1956: 385.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus acaciarum, cordiae, huberi, itus.

Description

References

  • Enzmann, E. V. 1944. Systematic notes on the genus Pseudomyrma. Psyche (Camb.) 51: 59-103 (page 62, Combination in P. (Apedunculata))
  • Forel, A. 1904f. In und mit Pflanzen lebende Ameisen aus dem Amazonas-Gebiet und aus Peru, gesammelt von Herrn E. Ule. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 20: 677-707 (page 691, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1870a. Formicidae novogranadenses. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 61: 370-417 (page 412, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1956. The ant larvae of the subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 49: 374-398 (page 386, larva described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1956. The ant larvae of the subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 49: 374-398 (page 385, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)