First Record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States

  title={First Record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States},
  author={X. Chen and Joe A. Macgown and Benjamin J. Adams and K. Parys and R. Strecker and L. M. Hooper-B{\`u}i},
  journal={Psyche: A Journal of Entomology},
  • X. Chen, Joe A. Macgown, +3 authors L. M. Hooper-Bùi
  • Published 2012
  • Geography
  • Psyche: A Journal of Entomology
  • Pyramica epinotalis is an arboreal dacetine ant previously known only from Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and southern Mexico. Here we report the first records of P. epinotalis for the United States. Collections were made in three parishes across southern Louisiana in cypress-tupelo swamps using floating pitfall traps placed in floating vegetation and arboreal pitfall traps placed on trunks and limbs of three wetland tree species. One additional specimen of this species was collected in Highlands… CONTINUE READING
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