Pseudomyrmex acanthobius (Emery

Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 54-55

publication ID

21367

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B08DA0DB-EEC0-4ED3-9FBE-59328B034102

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2BBC1263-04BC-07EF-DFD1-23EEC78AE834

treatment provided by

Thomas

scientific name

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius (Emery
status

 

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius (Emery  HNS  1896b).

Pseudomyrma acanthobia Emery  HNS  1896b: 628. [w syntypes examined, MCSN, MHNG; Paraguay (Bohls)]  .

Pseudomyrma acanthobia var. fuscata Emery  HNS  1896b: 629. NEW SYNONYMY. [w syntypes examined, MCSN, MHNG; Paraguay (Bohls)]  .

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius (Emery)  HNS  . Kusnezov 1953: 214.

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius var. fuscatus (Emery)  HNS  . Kempf 1972: 215.

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius  HNS  , a small pallidus-group species with large eyes and a relatively swollen fore femur, has been recorded sporadically from Paraguay nesting in Acacia  HNS  thorns. Emery described both P acanthobius  HNS  and P. acanthobius var. fuscatus  HNS  in the same paper (Emery 1896b), distinguishing the two forms on the basis of color. The collections I have seen of this species can vary from orange-yellow to dark brown. Phil Ward, who is currently revising Pseudomyrmex  HNS  , has examined Emery’s types and my recent Paraguayan collections and concluded that the color variation is intraspecific. As there are no other characters that reliably differ between the forms, I see no reason to dissent from Ward’s assessment.

MCSN

Italy, Genova, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria"

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pseudomyrmex

Loc

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius (Emery

Wild, A. L. 2007
2007
Loc

Pseudomyrma acanthobia Emery

Guérin-Ménéville 1844
1844
Loc

Pseudomyrma acanthobia var. fuscata Emery

Guérin-Ménéville 1844
1844