Pseudomyrmex venustus

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Pseudomyrmex venustus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. venustus
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex venustus
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Panama, Peru.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • venustus. Pseudomyrma venusta Smith, F. 1858b: 158 (q.) BRAZIL. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1964: 83. Senior synonym of agilis (and its junior synonyms carapuna, peruviana Enzmann), sedula: Kempf, 1967c: 10.
  • agilis. Pseudomyrma agilis Smith, F. 1860c: 70 (w.) BRAZIL. Kempf, 1958f: 448 (q.). Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1958f: 446. Subspecies of gracilis: Emery, 1890b: 61. Revived status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 55; Wheeler, W.M. 1923a: 3. Senior synonym of carapuna, peruviana Enzmann: Kempf, 1958f: 446. Junior synonym of venustus: Kempf, 1967c: 10.
  • sedula. Pseudomyrma sedula Smith, F. 1877b: 67 (m.) BRAZIL. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1958f: 435. Junior synonym of venustus: Kempf, 1967c: 10.
  • carapuna. Pseudomyrma gracilis subsp. carapuna Mann, 1916: 428 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of agilis: Kempf, 1958f: 446.



  • Kempf, W. W. 1967c. Estudos sôbre Pseudomyrmex. IV (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 12: 1-12 (page 10, Senior synonym of agilis (and its junior synonyms carapuna and peruviana Enzmann) and sedula:)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1964 [1963]. Zoogeografía de las hormigas en Sudamérica. Acta Zool. Lilloana 19: 25-186 (page 83, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 158, queen described)