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Species: Pseudomyrmex boopis   (Roger, 1863) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma boopis Roger, 1863b PDF: 25. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Pseudomyrmex modesta Smith, 1862b PDF: 32.
[Junior primary homonym of Pseudomyrmex modesta Smith, 1860b PDF: 106.].
Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1967c PDF: 2.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex excavata (and its junior synonyms Pseudomyrmex flaviventris, Pseudomyrmex fusciceps, Pseudomyrmex guatemalensis): Kempf, 1967c PDF: 2; of Pseudomyrmex thoracica: Ward, 1993 PDF: 154.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 53 times found in tropical moist forest, 47 times found in tropical rainforest, 47 times found in lowland wet forest, 30 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 26 times found in 2º wet forest, 15 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in 2º lowland tropical rainforest, 8 times found in tropical dry forest, 8 times found in rainforest edge, 3 times found in forest/pasture edge, montane wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 105 times at bait, 60 times beating vegetation, 63 times ex sifted leaf litter, 13 times beating veg., 19 times on low vegetation, 9 times Malaise trap, 3 times flight intercept trap, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times Nest in internodes Cecropia insignis sap, 2 times foragers, 1 times ex dead stem *on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 73 times Beating, 105 times Baiting, 36 times MiniWinkler, 24 times MaxiWinkler, 10 times search, 8 times Malaise, 4 times hand collecting, 4 times beating low vegetation, 3 times Red de golpeo, 3 times Flight Intercept Trap, 3 times beating vegetation (1 hour), ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1800 meters, 325 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrma modesta: casent0902868; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata flaviventris: casent0915325; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata fusciceps: casent0915326; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata: casent0902869; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata flaviventris: casent0904048; syntype of Pseudomyrmex excavata: casent0915841; type of Pseudomyrma excavata: focol1199

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