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Genus Atta - Leaf-cutting Ants

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Attini ("Higher" myrmicines - no group name)
Genus Atta (Leaf-cutting Ants)
Explanation of Names
Atta Fabricius, 1804
Numbers
2 spp. n. of Mex. (41 spp. total, all in the New World)
Range
A. mexicana - so. AZ
A. texana - TX-LA
Print References
Borgmeier, T. 1959. Revision der Gattung Atta Fabricius. Studia Entomol. (new series) 2: 321-390.
Navarrete-Heredia, J.L. 2001. Beetles associated with Atta and Acromyrmex ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 127: 381–429. (1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles associated with Atta and Acromyrmex ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini)
Navarrete-Heredia, J.L. 2001. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 127: 381–429.