Pseudomyrmecinae

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Pseudomyrmecinae
Pseudomyrmex acanthobius casent0173746 profile 1.jpg
Pseudomyrmex acanthobius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Smith, 1952
Tribe: Pseudomyrmecini
Smith, 1952
Type genus
Pseudomyrmex
Genera

Pseudomyrmecinae is a small subfamily of ants containing only three genera of slender, large-eyed arboreal ants, predominantly tropical or subtropical in distribution.[1]

Systematics[edit]

Identification[edit]

Workers of this subfamily can be recognized by the combination of large eyes (EL/HL usually > 0.25), short mandibles, flexible promesonotal connection, and presence of a postpetiole. Other characteristic features include: antennal sockets partly exposed in full-face (frontal) view; the scape is relatively short (SL/HL < 0.75); the clypeus is narrow (front to back) and does not extend posteriorly between the frontal carinae; the metapleural gland orifice is situated at the extreme posteroventral margin of the metapleuron; the hind tibia usually has two apical spurs, of which the posterior spur is pectinate; and the sting is well developed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  • This article incorporates text from a scholarly publication published under a copyright license that allows anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the materials in any form for any purpose: "Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013.  Please check the source for the exact licensing terms.

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