Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Species: Pseudomyrmex laevifrons   Ward, 1989 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrmex laevifrons Ward, 1989a PDF: 440. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Pseudomyrmex laeviceps Smith, 1877b PDF: 63.
[Junior primary homonym of Pseudomyrmex laeviceps Smith, 1859a PDF: 145.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, 6 times found in CCL 840M, 4 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in tropical moist forest, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 2 times found in CES 300m., 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in roadside vegetation, 1 times found in SAT, 1 times found in La Selva, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times on low vegetation, 3 times ex dead twig melastom. tree, 3 times on recently felled trees, 4 times felled tree, 3 times ex dead twig vine, 2 times recent tree-fall, 2 times in fresh treefall, 1 times collecting from Carapa guianensis, felled yesterday, along new roadcut just beyo, <1wk old treefall between lab clearing and River Station; strays. Domin times 3322-s, 1 times strays on vegetation, 1 times strays, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Fogging, 7 times search, 3 times Malaise, 2 times direct collection, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours), 00-12 times beating vegetation, 10.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 600 meters, 160 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex laevifrons: casent0902923

See something amiss? Send us an email.