Pseudomyrmex Lund

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 39

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Pseudomyrmex Lund
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Genus Pseudomyrmex Lund  HNS 

Ants in this predominantly Neotropical genus nest in hollow dead twigs and other preformed plant cavities. Two species occur in California: P.apache Creighton  HNS  is widespread at middle and low elevations within the California floristic province, often nesting in branches of manzanita ( Arctostaphylos  HNS  ), while P. pallidus (F. Smith)  HNS  is confined to southern California.

Species identification: Ward (1985b). Additional references: Creighton (1953b, 1954), Peters (1997), Starks et al. (1998), Ward (1989a, 1990, 1993).