Cyphomyrmex Mayr

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 32

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Cyphomyrmex Mayr


Genus Cyphomyrmex Mayr  

There are two species of Cyphomyrmex   recorded from California, both ground­nesting and infrequently encountered. These fungus­growing ants collect caterpillar frass and other organic matter, on which they cultivate fungal mycelia or (in some species) yeasts.

Species identification: keys in Snelling and Longino (1992). Additional references: De Andrade (2003), Kempf (1964 d, 1966), Schultz et al. (2002), Weber (1972).