Neivamyrmex pauxillus (W. M. Wheeler),

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: 487-488

publication ID

21290

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scientific name

Neivamyrmex pauxillus (W. M. Wheeler)
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Neivamyrmex pauxillus (W. M. Wheeler)  HNS 

Figures 12, 24, 43, 58, 71, 85

Eciton (Acamatus) pauxillum Wheeler  HNS  , 1903: 93 (w). U. S. A, Texas, Austin , Paisano Pass ( AMNH, MCZC)  .

Eciton (Neivamyrmex) pauxillum  HNS  : M. R. Smith, 1942: 569

Neivamyrmex pauxillus  HNS  : Borgmeier, 1953: 570 - 572. Watkins, 1982: 197 - 247. Watkins, 1985: 479 - 502.

DISTRIBUTION (Map 5)

UNITED STATES: Louisiana and Texas; MEXICO: Hidalgo (Watkins, 1982).

SPECIMENS EXAMINED

UNITED STATES, LOUISIANA, Rapides Parish: Kisatchue National Forest nr. Alexandria ( LACM)  . TEXAS, Bell Co.: Bowmer Ranch ( LACM, WPMC)  . Brewster Co.: Paisano Pass , nr. Alpine ( MCZC)  . Travis Co.: Austin ( AMNH, MCZC)  .

DISCUSSION

This is one of several small, nondescript yellow Neivamyrmex  HNS  species. Because they are rarely encountered, little is known of their habits. Some success has been had locating these minute species using underground baiting, a practice that should be frequently employed. They will likely prove to be subterranean predators of either other ants or of termites.

AMNH

USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History

AMNH

USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History

LACM

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