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Species: Pseudomyrmex sericeus   (Mayr, 1870) 

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See Also:

Pseudomyrmex sericeus_cf, Pseudomyrmex sericeus_nr, Pseudomyrmex sericeus cordiae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pseudomyrma sericea Mayr, 1870a PDF: 412 (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex (Apedunculata): Enzmann, 1944 PDF: 62; in Pseudomyrmex: Wheeler & Wheeler, 1956 PDF: 385.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Canindeyú, Central

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in cacao plantation, 2 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in between forest and cocoa, 1 times found in cerrado, 1 times found in littoral vegetation, 1 times found in Lower-montane wet, tropical forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in second-growth rainforest edge, 1 times found in secondgrowth rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times on low vegetation, 1 times sandy bank on edge of dry river channel, 1 times general collecting, 1 times ex recent tree-fall of Hymenaea, 1 times ex dead twig of small tree, 1 times ex dead twig.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 2 times beating vegetation (2 hours), 1 times hand collecting with Raid insect spray and beating sheet, 1 times pan-traps, 1 times search, 1 times beating vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 650 meters, 296 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pseudomyrmex sericeus: casent0915846

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