Pseudomyrmex subtilissimus (Emery 1890)

Ward, Philip S., 1993, Systematic studies on Pseudomyrmex acacia-ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecinae), Journal of Hymenoptera Research 2, pp. 117-168: 161-162

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.10150

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scientific name

Pseudomyrmex subtilissimus (Emery 1890)
status

 

Pseudomyrmex subtilissimus (Emery 1890) 

Pseudomyrma subtilissima Emery  1890:65. Lectotype worker, Alajuela , Costa Rica (Alfaro) ( MCSN) [Examined]  ,

Pseudomyrmex subtilissimus (Emery 1890)  ; Kempf 1972:224.

Worker diagnosis. - A member of the P. subtilissimus  group, and immediately distinguishable from all other acacia-associated Pseudomyrmex  by its small size ( HW <0.60), elongate head (Cl <0.66), apedunculate petiole, and scarcity of standing pilosity. See Ward (1989:432) for further discussion of this species.

Distribution and biology. - P. subtilissimus  has been collected only in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. What little is known about its biology suggests that it is a timid, non-protective species living in the thorns of Acacia  plants occupied by (declining?) colonies of P. flavicornis  .

MCSN

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pseudomyrmex

Loc

Pseudomyrmex subtilissimus (Emery 1890)

Ward, Philip S. 1993
1993
Loc

Pseudomyrma subtilissima

Emery 1890
1890
Loc

Pseudomyrmex subtilissimus

Emery 1890
1890