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Species Trachymyrmex septentrionalis - Northern Fungus Farming Ant

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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
Subtribe Attina (Fungus Growing Ants)
Genus Trachymyrmex
Species septentrionalis (Northern Fungus Farming Ant)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis (McCook)
Orig. Comb: Atta septentrionalis McCook, 1881
9 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
TX-FL-NY-IL (the most extensive distribution of all attine ants in the US)
sandy soils in open habitats
Print References
McCook, H.C. 1881. Note on a new northern cutting ant, Atta septentrionalis. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 32: 359-363.
Rabeling, C., S.P. Cover, R.A. Johnson, and U.G. Mueller. 2007. A review of the North American species of the fungus-gardening ant genus Trachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 1644: 1-53. (1)
Seal, J.N. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2010. Distribution of the fungus-gardening ant (Trachymyrmex septentrionalis) during and after a record drought. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 3(2): 134-142. Full PDF
Internet References
Article in the L. I. Sporeprint (Long Island Mycological Club)
Photos - Alex Wild, The Diversity of Insects