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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.


Neotropical Region: Aragua, Atlántida, Barinas, Bolívar, Canal Zone, Carabobo, Chiapas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Darien, Ecuador, El Progreso, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Izabal, Lara, Los Rios, Magdalena, Morona Santiago, Panama, Panamá Oeste, Petén, Pichincha, Puntarenas, Quintana Roo, Rupununi, San José, 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 lowland wet forest, 42 times found in tropical rainforest, 30 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 26 times found in 2º wet 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, 3 times found in forest/pasture edge, montane wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 101 times at bait, 55 times beating vegetation, 61 times ex sifted leaf litter, 13 times beating veg., 8 times Malaise trap, 3 times flight intercept trap, 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, 2 times foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 68 times Beating, 101 times Baiting, 36 times MiniWinkler, 22 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, 1 times Winkler, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1800 meters, 326 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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