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Species: Pseudomyrmex ita   (Forel, 1906) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pseudomyrma sericea var. ita Forel, 1906d PDF: 230 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1942 PDF: 177 (q.)
Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 223
Subspecies of Pseudomyrmex sericeus: Forel, 1909a PDF: 260; Forel, 1911g PDF: 278; Emery, 1921c PDF: 34; Wheeler, 1942 PDF: 177 (redescription); Enzmann, 1944 PDF: 71; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 223.
Status as species: Ward, 1993 PDF: 158 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 373; Ward, 1999b PDF: 523 (redescription); Wild, 2007b PDF: 41; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 264; Ward, 2019 PDF: 1105.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

ita (ForelHNS 1906).

Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Kempf 1972).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, 5 times found in old field/pasture, 5 times found in littoral vegetation, 4 times found in tropical dry forest, 4 times found in roadside edge, 4 times found in roadside vegetation, 3 times found in mangrove, 2 times found in roadside vegn., 4 times found in rainforest edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times on low vegetation, 1 times on living fenceposts, 3 times ex dead twig Ficus, 4 times in Acacia thorns, 4 times strays, 1 times recently felled Carapa guianensis, in dead stem, 2 times ex dead twig, 2 times dead twig Laguncularia racemosa, 1 times foragers on treefall, 2 times ex swollen-thorn Acacia, 1 times ex mangrove twig, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times search, 2 times Beating, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1000 meters, 142 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-12-27 00:00:00.0 and 2018-01-09 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex ita: casent0907557

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