Neivamyrmex rugulosus

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Neivamyrmex rugulosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. rugulosus
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex rugulosus
Borgmeier, 1953

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Specimen labels

Snelling and Snelling (2007) - This is a poorly known species, which has been collected in the United States only a handful of times. All of our records are from the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona where it has been collected above the 5000-foot level. Although records are few in the United States it is probable that the species is more widespread than currently indicated, however this appears to be a primarily Mexican species that is at the extreme northern limit of its range in the United States. Little is known of the biology of this species, and the only prey records for it are other ant species: Trachymyrmex arizonensis (LaPolla et al., 2002) and Pheidole desertorum (R. A. Johnson, pers. comm.).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

United States: Arizona; Mexico: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sonora (Watkins, 1982).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Mexico (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • rugulosus. Neivamyrmex rugulosus Borgmeier, 1953: 49 (w.) MEXICO. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 515; Snelling, G.C. & Snelling, R.R., 2007: 490.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Borgmeier 1953. Page 49.
Borgmeier 1953. Page 50.

References

  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 PDF (page 49, worker described)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 515, see also)
  • Snelling, G. C.; Snelling, R. R. 2007. New synonymy, new species, new keys to Neivamyrmex army ants of the United States. In Snelling, R. R., B. L. Fisher, and P. S. Ward (eds). Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80:459-550. PDF