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Species: Neivamyrmex nigrescens   (Cresson, 1872) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Labidus nigrescens Cresson, 1872 PDF: 194 (m.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype male. Type-locality: U.S.A.: Texas, Bosque County (G.W. Belfrage). Type-depository: ANSP. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Eciton: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 5.
Combination in Eciton (Labidus): Emery, 1895d PDF: 261.
Combination in Eciton (Acamatus): Emery, 1900e: 187.
Combination in Eciton (Neivamyrmex): Smith, 1942c PDF: 550; Gregg, 1963: 286.
Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 494.
Status as species: Cresson, 1887 PDF: 259; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 5; Emery, 1895d PDF: 261; Emery, 1900e: 179; Wheeler, 1908h PDF: 417 (redescription); Emery, 1910b PDF: 27; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Smith, 1938b PDF: 160; Smith, 1942c PDF: 550 (redescription); Buren, 1944a PDF: 280; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 73; Smith, 1951c PDF: 781; Cole, 1953d: 84; Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 494 (redescription); Smith, 1958c PDF: 109; Smith, 1967a PDF: 345; Watkins, 1971 PDF: 94 (in key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 157; Watkins, 1972 PDF: 358; Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 21; Watkins, 1976 PDF: 15 (in key); Smith, 1979: 1331; Snelling & George, 1979: 31; Petralia & Vinson, 1980 PDF: 378; Dlussky, 1981b PDF: 48; Watkins, 1982 PDF: 212 (in key); Watkins, 1985 PDF: 482 (in key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 19 (in key); DuBois & LaBerge, 1988: 136; MacKay et al., 1988: 87; Bolton, 1995b: 290; Ward, 1999a PDF: 84 (redescription); Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 61; Coovert, 2005 PDF: 32; MacGown & Forster, 2005 PDF: 67; Ward, 2005 PDF: 62; Snelling & Snelling, 2007 PDF: 484; Deyrup, 2017: 37.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, Panama, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Biology:

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: 13 times found in mixed forest at trail edge, nest in soil and rotting limb on ground, 0 times found in in residence, 1 times found in desert, 2 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 4 times found in oak woodland, 1 times found in Live-oak shaded rock outcrop, 3 times found in chaparral, 2 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in juniper woodland, 2 times found in chaparral on serpentine, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times under stone, 4 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex rotting tree stump, 2 times ground foraging, at night, 2 times feeding on termites, 1 times dusk column, 2 times under rock, 1 times raiding Formica moki at night, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 2 times Messor nest midden, 1 times in ant colony refuse under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times search, 2 times direct collection, 1 times army ant raid, 1 times Search, subterranean raid, 0 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 2438 meters, 1272 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1891-07-01 and 2020-06-04

Type specimens: syntype of Eciton schmitti: casent0902642, casent0903724



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