Pyramica Roger

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 35-36

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Pyramica Roger


Genus Pyramica Roger 

Three species of Pyramica  have been recorded from California, of which two are endemic and one is introduced from the Old World. These are rare, cryptobiotic ants, thought to be specialist predators on springtails and other small arthropods.

Species identification: keys in Ward (1988) and Bolton (2000). Additional references: Bolton (1999), Brown (1953g), Brown and Wilson (1959 b), Dejean (1985 b), Wilson (1954 a).