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Genus Pseudomyrmex - Twig Ants

Pseudomyrmex - Pseudomyrmex gracilis - female What ant is this? - Pseudomyrmex gracilis Elongate Twig Ant - Pseudomyrmex gracilis Pseduomyrmex Queen - Pseudomyrmex ejectus - female Ant - Pseudomyrmex gracilis Pseudomyrmex apache - female Pseudomyrmex Pseudomyrmex? - Pseudomyrmex apache
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 (Elongated Ants)
Genus Pseudomyrmex (Twig Ants)
Other Common Names
Big-eyed tree ants, Elongate twig ants, Slender twig ants
Explanation of Names
Pseudomyrmex Lund 1831
Numbers
>130 spp. total
Identification
Worker: antennae 12-segmented; mandibles with proximal tooth on basal margin; eyes large and elongate, >1.5 times as long as wide.(1)
Range
mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of the New World
Remarks
Most species nest in dead twigs or stems of woody plants. Some have become specialized inhabitants of live plant domatia, such as the acacia-ants that occupy swollen-thorn acacias.(1)