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Pseudomyrmex cf. pallidus

Added on: 11/11/2009
Article number: pssp0002
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This is a small but noticeable Pseudomyrmecinae from North America, which sticks out because of her yellow color and special living. This species lives in hollow stems of small plants and bushes. A noticeable characteristic is the fast and jerkily movement of the ants and also the disproportional large black eyes.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
  • Origin: North America
  • Color: yellow
  • Size: 6 - 7 mm
  • Hibernation: no
  • Nutrition: honey/sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: from warm to hot: 24 - 30°C
  • Soil conditions: not necessary because nests in wood
  • Nest building: nests in small branches of plants and small stems of bushes
  • Planting: plants with nectary like Passiflora, Impatiens, etc. useful
  • Specifics: nests in stems, performs fast and jerkily movements, good eyesight


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