Neivamyrmex walkerii

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Neivamyrmex walkerii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. walkerii
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex walkerii
(Westwood, 1842)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • walkerii. Labidus walkerii Westwood, 1842: 77 (m.) BRAZIL (Goiás).
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Meia Ponte, 16.x.1827 (W. Burchell).
    • Type-depository: OXUM.
    • Combination in Eciton: Forel, 1895b: 121;
    • combination in E. (Acamatus): Emery, 1900a: 187;
    • combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 17.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1859b: 9; Roger, 1863b: 42; Mayr, 1863: 425; Dalla Torre, 1893: 6; Forel, 1895b: 121; Emery, 1900a: 178 (in key); Emery, 1910b: 27; Santschi, 1920d: 369; Borgmeier, 1923: 50; Borgmeier, 1936: 62; Borgmeier, 1953: 17; Borgmeier, 1955: 445 (redescription); Kempf, 1960e: 388; Kempf, 1972a: 160; Watkins, 1976: 28 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 291; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 110.
    • Senior synonym of connectens: Borgmeier, 1955: 445; Kempf, 1972a: 160; Bolton, 1995b: 291.
    • Distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Peru.
  • connectens. Woitkowskia connectens Enzmann, E.V. 1952: 443, figs. 4, 7, 9 (m.) BOLIVIA/PERU border.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: “border of Bolivia and Peru: unspecified locality” (F. Woitkowski).
    • [Note: Enzmann comments that “other specimens have been found in the High Andes in the Satipo Area” (= Peru).]
    • Type-depository: unknown.
    • [Note: Enzmann records that the holotype is “in the author’s possession”; now presumed lost.]
    • Junior synonym of walkerii: Borgmeier, 1955: 445; Kempf, 1972a: 160; Bolton, 1995b: 288.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 17, Combination in Neivamyrmex)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 445, Senior synonym of connectens)
  • Emery, C. 1900e. Nuovi studi sul genere Eciton. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)8:173-188 (page 187, Combination in E. (Acamatus))
  • Forel, A. 1895b. A fauna das formigas do Brazil. Bol. Mus. Para. Hist. Nat. Ethnogr. 1: 89-139 (page 121, Combination in Eciton)
  • Westwood, J. O. 1842. Monograph of the hymenopterous group, Dorylides. Pp. 73-80 in: Westwood, J. O. Arcana entomologica; or illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects. Volume 1, No. 5. London: W. Smith, pp. 65-80, pl. 17-20. (page 77, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bezdeckova K., P. Bedecka, and I. Machar. 2015. A checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa 4020 (1): 101–133.
  • Borgmeier T. 1936. Sobre algumas formigas dos generos Eciton e Cheliomyrmex (Hym. Formicidae). Archivos do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal (Rio de Janeiro) 3: 51-68.
  • Borgmeier T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Studia Entomologica 3: 1-720.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.
  • Enzmann E. V. 1952. Woitkowskia, a new genus of army ants. Proc. Iowa Acad. Sci. 59: 442-447.
  • Escalante Gutiérrez J. A. 1993. Especies de hormigas conocidas del Perú (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Peruana de Entomología 34:1-13.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Kusnezov N. 1953. La fauna mirmecológica de Bolivia. Folia Universitaria. Cochabamba 6: 211-229.
  • Watkins J. F., II 1976. The identification and distribution of New World army ants (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 102 pp