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Species: Pseudomyrmex ita   (Forel, 1906) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma sericea var. ita Forel, 1906d PDF: 230 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1942 PDF: 177 (q.).
Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 223.
Raised to species, senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex acaciarum (and its junior synonym Pseudomyrmex acaciorum): Ward, 1993 PDF: 158.
See also: Ward, 1999B PDF: 524.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

ita (ForelHNS 1906).

Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Kempf 1972).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in moist forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth vegetation, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in roadside vegetation, 2 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in Edge of mangrove estuary, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in 2º wet forest, Agricultural Land times found in Disturbed, 1 times found in seasonally dry scrubby vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on living fenceposts, 2 times collecting from Carapa guianensis, felled yesterday, along new roadcut just beyo, 4 times strays, 1 times foragers on treefall, 2 times beating vegetation, 1 times Roadside veg., strays., 1 times on vegetation, 1 times nest in culm of Uniola, 1 times foragers, 1 times collecting on one of the rock islands offshore, separated from land even at low, 1 times clearing, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times search, 2 times Beating, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 800 meters, 145 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex ita: casent0907557

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