Neivamyrmex pauxillus (W. M. Wheeler),

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Neivamyrmex pauxillus (W. M. Wheeler)


Neivamyrmex pauxillus (W. M. Wheeler)  HNS 

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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.


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


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)  .


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.


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


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


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