Neivamyrmex minor (Cresson),

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: 481

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Neivamyrmex minor (Cresson)


Neivamyrmex minor (Cresson)  HNS 

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Labidus minor Cresson  HNS  , 1872: 195 (m). U. S. A., Texas ( ANSP)  .

Eciton (Labidus) minor  HNS  : Mayr, 1886: 441 (m). Emery, 1895: 261 (m).

Eciton (Acamatus) minus  HNS  : Wheeler, 1908: 418 (m).

Eciton (Neivamyrmex) minus  HNS  : M. R. Smith, 1942: 544 (m). Creighton, 1950: 73 (m). Neivamyrmex minor  HNS  : Borgmeier, 1955: 630 - 632 (m). Watkins, 1976: 25 (m). Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986: 20. Cokendolpher & Francke, 1990: 11.


UNITED STATES: Texas to Kansas, west to southern Nevada and California; MEXICO: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila (Watkins, 1982).


We have 64 records from the United States.


Neivamyrmex minor  HNS  is certainly one of the more widespread species. Occurring in a wide variety of habitats it is one of the most frequently encountered Neivamyrmex  HNS  species, and is commonly collected at light. The female castes are currently unknown but, based on ranges, we posit that N. leonardi  HNS  will prove to be the worker.

Although this species has been collected in variety of habitats, it has only rarely been collected in the desert areas of the west. Elevational amplitude ranges from near sea level to about 7000 feet. Automontage images of this ant are available at antweb. org.


USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Academy of Natural Sciences


USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Academy of Natural Sciences