Neivamyrmex graciellae (Mann),

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: 471-472

publication ID

21290

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scientific name

Neivamyrmex graciellae (Mann)
status

 

Neivamyrmex graciellae (Mann)  HNS 

Figures 5 a-b, 35, 51, 65, 78

Eciton gracellae Mann  HNS  , 1926: 97 (w). MEXICO, JALISCO, Ototonilco ( USNM) examined  .

Neivamyrmex graciellae  HNS  : Borgmeier, 1953: 10. Emendation. Borgmeier, 1955: 388 - 389 (w). Watkins & Coody, 1986: 257 (q).

DISTRIBUTION (Map 3)

UNITED STATES: Arizona. MEXICO: Jalisco, Oaxaca.

SPECIMENS EXAMINED

UNITED STATES, ARIZONA, Santa Cruz Co., Florida Canyon , Santa Rita Mts. ( LACM, GCSC)  .

MEXICO, JALISCO, Chamela Biological Station ( USNM)  ; Ototonilco ( USNM). OAXACA, 13 mi NW Oaxaca , 5500 ft. ( LACM)  .

DISCUSSION

This species has not been previously recorded from the United States. Its discovery in southern Arizona raises the possibility that this species, rather than N. melanocephalus  HNS  , might be the worker caste of N. mandibularis  HNS  . The question cannot now be resolved.

USNM

USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]

USNM

USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]

LACM

USA, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History

GCSC

Gordon C. Snelling

LACM

USA, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History