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Species: Pseudomyrmex spinicola   (Emery, 1890) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pseudomyrma spinicola Emery, 1890c PDF: 64, pl. 6, fig. 2 (w.q.m.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Emery, 1894l PDF: 52.].
[Misspelled as spinolae by Enzmann, 1944 PDF: 91.].
Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 59; Forel, 1899b PDF: 88; Forel, 1906d PDF: 229; Emery, 1921c PDF: 34; Wheeler, 1942 PDF: 178 (redescription); Enzmann, 1944 PDF: 69; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 224; Ward, 1989a PDF: 443; Ward, 1993 PDF: 149 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 375; Ward, 2017 10.11646/zootaxa.4227.4.3 PDF: 531; Ward, 2019 PDF: 1102.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 44 times found in Tropical dry forest, 5 times found in dry forest, 2 times found in dry scrub veg., 4 times found in tropical moist forest, 3 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in roadside edge, 2 times found in sandy beach, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in second-growth rainforest, 1 times found in mature rainforest, near pasture edge, small stream through forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 29 times ex live Acacia, 14 times ex swollen-thorn Acacia, 13 times Acacia collinsii, 11 times nest in acacia tree, 10 times on Acacia collinsii, 6 times ex ant acacia, 7 times ex Acacia collinsii, 6 times Acacia costaricensis, 5 times Acacia thorns, 2 times beating veg., 4 times alates hilltopping, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times search, 0 times blacklight trap, 2 times beating, 1 times maxiWinkler, 2 times sweep net, 1 times direct collection, 1 times flight intercept, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour), 1 times canopy fogging.

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1100 meters, 200 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-11-12 and 2015-07-10

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrma spinicola atrox: casent0907562; Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex spinicola: casent0904055; syntype of Pseudomyrma spinicola gaigei: casent0907564; syntype of Pseudomyrmex spinicola: casent0902907

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