Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2013)
Southeastern United States to Costa Rica; Jamaica.
nests in dead twigs or stalks of woody and herbaceous plants. Collections have been made from the following plant genera: Carya
, and Vitis
. In southeastern United States alates have been collected in the months of March, June, July, and September. Three out of five nests which Ward (1985) dissected (from Florida, Texas, and Mexico) contained a single dealate female; the other two nests were queenless. In Florida some nests of this species are polygynous (R. W. Klein, pers. comm.).
- standing pilosity sparse, absent from mesonotum and propodeum
- head and gaster usually dark brown
- metanotal groove deep, wide
- dorsal face of propodeum shorter than declivitous face
- petiole and postpetiole slender (PVVI 0.40-0.52; PPVVI 0.93-1.25)
The types of P. ejectus
are labeled as coming from "Brazil?", but this is almost certainly a case of mislabeling.
Ward, P. S. 1985. The Nearctic species of the genus Pseudomyrmex
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 21: 209-246.
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Specimen Data Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in Oak Hammock, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 2 times found in at woodland edge, 1 times found in pine flatwoods, mesophyll forest times found in Coffee finca, 2 times found in grassy clearing in rain forest, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 1 times found in riparian woodland, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 16 times search, 7 times Beating, 6 times sweeping, 3 times sweep net, 4 times Malaise, 1 times pan trap
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1580 meters, 422 meters average