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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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.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1930. Duas rainhas de Eciton e algumas outras formigas brasileiras. Arch. Inst. Biol. (Sa~o Paulo) 3: 21-40 (page 22, queen described)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 10, Combination in Neivamyrmex)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 329, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 183, Combination in E. (Acamatus) (in key))
  • Emery, C. 1900c. Formiche raccolte da Elio Modigliani in Sumatra, Engano e Mentawei. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 40[=(2(20): 661-688 (page 521, male described)
  • Reichensperger, A. 1930. Ein Nest und die Königin von Eciton (Acamatus) legionis Sm. Zool. Anz. 88: 321-325 (page 321, queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1855c. Descriptions of some species of Brazilian ants belonging to the genera Pseudomyrma, Eciton and Myrmica (with observations on their economy by Mr. H. W. Bates). Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (2) 3: 156-169 (page 164, worker described)