Neivamyrmex legionis

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Neivamyrmex legionis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. legionis
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex legionis
(Smith, F., 1855)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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This species is a host for the diapriid wasp Szelenyiopria reichenspergeri (a parasite) in Brazil, Argentina (Loiacono, 1987; Loiacono, 2013; Gonzalez et al., 2016).



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

  • legionis. Eciton legionis Smith, F. 1855c: 164 (w.) BRAZIL. Emery, 1900a: 521 (m.); Reichensperger, 1930: 321 (q.); Borgmeier, 1930: 22 (q.). Combination in E. (Acamatus): Emery, 1894c: 183 (in key); in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 10. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 329.