Neivamyrmex agilis

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

Neivamyrmex agilis casent0102760 profile 1.jpg Neivamyrmex agilis casent0102760 dorsal 1.jpg Specimen Label

A Chihuahuan Desert species that is often found in riparian areas. Workers have been observed foraging in columns, several meters long, searching in the leaf litter and holes in the habitat. (Mackay and Mackay 2002)


Keys including this Species


United States: southern AZ, NM (Grant Co). MEXICO: Chihuahua, Jalisco.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The male and queen of this species are so far unknown, but we believe that Neivamyrmex andrei is the likely male. (Snelling and Snelling 2007)



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

  • agilis. Neivamyrmex agilis Borgmeier, 1953: 44 (w.) MEXICO. Material of the nomen nudum cocula referred here by Borgmeier, 1955: 406.

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


Borgmeier 1953. Page 44.
Borgmeier 1953. Page 45.


  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 PDF (page 45, worker described)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 406, Material of the nomen nudum cocula referred here.)
  • MacKay, W.P. & MacKay, E.E. 2002. The Ants of New Mexico: 400 pp. Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, N.Y.
  • 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