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Species: Neivamyrmex nigrescens   (Cresson, 1872) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

// Distribution


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

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: 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, 1 times found in Chihuahuan desert, ...

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

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, 1309 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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