Nesomyrmex wilda

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Nesomyrmex wilda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Nesomyrmex
Species: N. wilda
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex wilda
(Smith, M.R., 1943)

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • wilda. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) wilda Smith, M.R. 1943d: 155 (w.q.) U.S.A. Francoeur & Loiselle, 1988b: 44 (m.). Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex): Smith, M.R. 1951a: 817; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272. See also: Kempf, 1959c: 421.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • Francoeur, A.; Loiselle, R. 1988b. The male of Leptothorax wilda with notes on the subgenus Nesomyrmex (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Pp. 43-54 in: Trager, J. C. (ed.) Advances in myrmecology. Leiden: E. J. Brill, xxvii + 551 pp. (page 44, male described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1959d. A synopsis of the New World species belonging to the Nesomyrmex-group of the ant genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 2: 391-432 (page 421, see also)
  • Smith, M. R. 1951c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 778-875 in: Muesebeck, C. F., Krombein, K. V., Townes, H. K. (eds.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2:1-1420. (page 817, Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex))