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Species: Pseudomyrmex phyllophilus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma phyllophila Smith, 1858a PDF: 156 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1967c PDF: 8.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex mutica (and its junior synonym Pseudomyrmex paulina): Kempf, 1967c PDF: 8.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Guairá, Itapúa, Pte. Hayes, San Pedro

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

phyllophilus (F. SmithHNS 1858).

Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Guairá, Itapúa, San Pedro (ALWC, INBP, IFML, MZSP). Literature records: Pte. Hayes (Fowler 1981).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Araucaria forest, 1 times found in bosque bajo inundado, 1 times found in dryforest, 1 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in secondary forest, 0 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in Yard in the urban area.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex dead twig, 1 times on low veg, 1 times on lemon, 1 times in twig on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 1 times Malaise 3, 1 times Manual sampling.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1700 meters, 682 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pseudomyrma championii haytiana paulina: casent0915516; syntype of Pseudomyrma mutica: casent0915515; syntype of Pseudomyrma championi paulina: casent0907521; syntype of Pseudomyrmex mutica: casent0915843; syntype of Pseudomyrmex phyllophilus: casent0902878; type of Pseudomyrma mutica: focol1200

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