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Subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae

Pale ant - Pseudomyrmex pallidus Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius) - Pseudomyrmex gracilis Pseudomyrmex gracilis - female Fancy ant - Pseudomyrmex gracilis - female Formicidae: Pseudomyrma gracilis ? - Pseudomyrmex gracilis Order Hymenoptera: Family Formicidae: Pseudomyrmex seminole? - Pseudomyrmex Pseudomyrmex apache? - Pseudomyrmex apache Pseudomyrmex ejectus alate male? - Pseudomyrmex cubaensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae
Numbers
~230 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
Workers can be recognized by the combination of large eyes (EL/HL usually > 0.25), short mandibles, flexible promesonotal connection, and presence of a postpetiole. Antennal sockets partly exposed in full-face (frontal) view; scape relatively short (SL/HL < 0.75); clypeus narrow (front to back) and not extending posteriorly between the frontal carinae; metapleural gland orifice situated at extreme posteroventral margin of metapleuron; hind tibia usually with two apical spurs, of which the posterior spur is pectinate; and sting well developed.(1)
Range
Mainly tropical or subtropical in distribution.
Remarks
Most are strictly arboreal, and often associated with a peculiar kind of tree.
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