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Species: Pseudomyrmex boopis   (Roger, 1863) 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Pseudomyrmex modesta Smith, 1862b PDF: 32.
[Junior primary homonym of Pseudomyrmex modesta Smith, 1860b: 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.

Distribution:

(based on species list records)
Neotropical Region: Americas, Aragua, Atlántida, Barinas, Bolívar, Carabobo, Caribbean, Central America, Chiapas, Colombia, Colón, Costa Rica, Darién, Ecuador, El Progreso, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Izabal, Lara, Los Ríos, Magdalena, Mexico, Morona-Santiago, Panama, Panamá, Panamá Oeste, Petén, Pichincha, Puntarenas, Quintana Roo, San José, South America, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunapuna-Piarco, Venezuela, Veracruz, Yaracuy, Zulia

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, 8 times found in tropical dry forest, 7 times found in 2º lowland tropical rainforest, 6 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in montane wet forest, in matrix of pasture and forest, probabl old 2nd growth, 4 times found in lowland tropical rain 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., 9 times Malaise trap, 3 times flight intercept trap, 2 times foragers, 1 times ex dead stem *on ground, 1 times ex dead branch on ground, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times Nest in internodes Cecropia insignis sap, ...

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, 3 times Red de golpeo, 3 times Flight Intercept Trap, 2 times Berlese, 2 times Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1800 meters, 316 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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