Shining Orange Slender Twig Ant (suggested common name) Pseudomyrmex simplex (F. Smith) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecine)
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Le Falchier, Emily J., and Carey R. Minteer. 2023. “Shining Orange Slender Twig Ant (suggested Common Name) Pseudomyrmex Simplex (F. Smith) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecine): EENY-792/IN1393, 3/2023”. EDIS 2023 (2). Gainesville, FL.
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