Image of <i>Pseudomyrma elongata</i> Guérin-Ménéville 1844
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Diagnostic Description

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Pseudomyrma , Oner. Icon. Reg. Anim. 427 (1835-8).

Myrmex , Guer. Icon. Rig. Anim. 427 (1835-8)

Leptalea , Spin. Mem. Accad. Torino, xiii. 68. 30.

Tetraponera , Smith,Ann.& Mag. Nat. Hist. 2nd ser. ix. 44 (1842).

Antennae subclavate, 13-jointed in the females, 12-jointed in the workers, not quite so long as the head and thorax, inserted anteriorly on the face, approximating at their base; mandibles triangular, toothed on their inner margin; eyes largely developed, elongate-ovate, occupying a large portion of the head; ocelli present in all the sexes. Thorax elongate; anterior wings with one marginal and three complete submarginal cells; the second large, and extending to the apex of the wing. Abdomen ovate, pedunculate, the peduncle with two nodes, the first smaller than the second and pedunculate, the second node globose.

Having obtained females of Pseudomyrma , and finding this sex in every particular agreeing with the generic characters laid down by Guerin, we have no hesitation in coming to the conclusion that the Pseudomyrmex is the female of Pseudomyrma .

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bibliographic citation
Smith, F., Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., pp. -
Smith, F.
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