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Species: Neivamyrmex nigrescens   (Cresson, 1872) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Labidus nigrescens Cresson, 1872 PDF: 194 (m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Eciton: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 5; in Neivamyrmex (Labidus): Emery, 1895d PDF: 261; in Neivamyrmex (Acamatus): Emery, 1900e: 187; in Neivamyrmex (Neivamyrmex): Smith, 1942c PDF: 550; Gregg, 1963: 286; in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 494; Watkins, 1972 PDF}: 349.


Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah
Region: Mexico
Region: California Bay Area, Tree of Life

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


Woodland, savanna, prairie, suburban and small-town parks. Impermanent nests, relocate on a predictable cycle tied to reproduction. Eats mostly brood of other ants.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Neivamyrmex nigrescens   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Neivamyrmex nigrescens   Snelling, G. C. & Snelling, R. R., 2007, New synonymy, new species, new keys to Neivamyrmex army ants of the United States., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 459-550: 484-485, (download) 484-485 21290

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 1 times found in Live-oak shaded rock outcrop, 2 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in chaparral on serpentine, 1 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland surrounding, 1 times found in Chihuahuan desert, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in oak pine juniper woodland, 1 times found in shrub steppe, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times search, 1 times army ant raid, 1 times Search, subterranean raid

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1960 meters, 1093 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Eciton schmitti: casent0902642, casent0903724

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