Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli (Emery 1890)

Ward, Philip S., 1993, Systematic studies on Pseudomyrmex acacia-ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecinae), Journal of Hymenoptera Research 2, pp. 117-168: 158-159

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3512930

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scientific name

Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli (Emery 1890)
status

 

Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli (Emery 1890) 

(Fig. 3)

Pseudomyrma kuenckeli Emery 1890:62  . Syntype workers, queens, Alajuela , Costa Rica (A. Alfaro) ( MCSN) [Examined]  ,

Pseudomyrma kuenckeli var. dichroa Forel 1904:41  . Syntype workers, Dibulla , Colombia (A. Forel) ( AMNH,  BMNH,  MCSN,  MHNG,  NHMB,  USNM) [Examined] [Synonymy by Kempf 1961:402]  ,

Pseudomyrma kuenckeli var. bierigi Santschi 1932:412  . Holotype worker, Juan Diaz , Panama (A. Bierig) ( NHMB) [Examined] [Synonymy by Kempf 1961:402]  ,

Pseudomyrma crenulata Enzmann 1945:84  . Holotype worker, “Guemavaca”, Mexico (not in MCZC) [Not examined;  but other P. kuenckeli  workers in the MCZC from Cuernavaca, Mexico (Wheeler) evidently represent the source series] [Synonymy by Kempf 1961:402]  ,

Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli (Emery)  ; Kusnezov 1953:214.

Worker diagnosis. - A member of the P. viduus  group, easily recognized by the shiny broad head (Cl≈1.12), short eyes ( REL 0.46), flattened mesosoma, blocky petiole, and abundant pilosity (Fig. 3). For further description see Kempf (1961:402).

Distribution and biology. - This is a widely distributed but generally uncommon species, found from Mexico to Argentina and Brazil. P. kuenckeli  appears to have a preference for nesting in large dead branches, in somewhat open or seasonally dry forest. Its association with ant acacias is sporadic at best and based upon two records from Costa Rica: Emery (1891:168) reported a single specimen collected by Alfaro from a swollen-thom acacia, and Menozzi (1927b) recorded a collection by H. Schmidt from Acacia "spadicigera"  (probably a misidentification of A. collinsii View Cited Treatment   ) near San Jose.

MCSN

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

AMNH

USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History

BMNH

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

NHMB

Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum

USNM

USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pseudomyrmex

Loc

Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli (Emery 1890)

Ward, Philip S. 1993
1993
Loc

Pseudomyrma crenulata

Enzmann 1945: 84
1945
Loc

Pseudomyrma kuenckeli var. bierigi

Santschi 1932: 412
1932
Loc

Pseudomyrma kuenckeli var. dichroa

Forel 1904: 41
1904
Loc

Pseudomyrma kuenckeli

Emery 1890: 62
1890
Loc

P. kuenckeli

Emery 1890
1890