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Species: Neivamyrmex andrei   (Emery, 1901) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Eciton andrei Emery, 1901d PDF: 53, fig. 6 (m.) MEXICO. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 19.
Senior synonym of Neivamyrmex oslari: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 19.
See also: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 451.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: 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

Neivamyrmex andrei (Emery)HNS

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Eciton andrei EmeryHNS, 1901: 53 (m). MEXICO (no specific locality) (MCSN).

Eciton (Acamatus) andreiHNS: Emery, 1910: 25.

Eciton (Acamatus) oslari WheelerHNS, 1908: 4 15; pl. 26, fig. 8 (m). UNITED STATES, Arizona, Nogales (lost?).

Neivamyrmex andreiHNS: Borgmeier, 1953: 7, 19. Borgmeier, 1955: 451 - 453 (m). Watkins, 1976: 24 (m).

Watkins, 1982: 213; (m). Watkins, 1985: 484. MacKay & MacKay, 2002: 47.


UNITED STATES: New Mexico and Arizona. MEXICO: Colima, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Vera Cruz (Watkins, 1982).


We have 39 United States records of this rather poorly known species.


In addition to the characters cited in the key, N. andreiHNS may be separated from all other known United States species, except N. swainsoniiHNS, by the broad front coxae (in all our other species, they are distinctly longer than broad). As noted above, we believe that N. agilisHNS will prove to be the female castes of this species.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Port of entry.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on cantaloupes.

Elevations: collected at 1646 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1958-07-20 and 1960-05-27

Type specimens: syntype of Neivamyrmex andrei: casent0903744

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