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Genus Pseudomyrmex

Pseudomyrmex - Pseudomyrmex gracilis - female - - Pseudomyrmex gracilis Interesting Ant - Pseudomyrmex apache Elongate Twig Ant - Pseudomyrmex gracilis - male Sleek ant - Pseudomyrmex pallidus Pseudomyrmex - Pseudomyrmex pallidus Ant - Pseudomyrmex gracilis Pseudomyrmex species? - Pseudomyrmex
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
Genus Pseudomyrmex
Explanation of Names
Pseudomyrmex Lund 1831
Identification
Worker: antennae 12-segmented; mandibles with proximal tooth on basal margin; eyes large and elongate, >1.5 times as long as wide.(1)
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)