Atta bisphaerica

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Atta bisphaerica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: A. bisphaerica
Binomial name
Atta bisphaerica
Forel, 1908

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

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.

  • bisphaerica. Atta sexdens var. bisphaerica Forel, 1908c: 348 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Combination in Atta (Neoatta): Gonçalves, 1942: 347; in Atta (Palaeatta): Borgmeier, 1950d: 244. Raised to species: Borgmeier, 1939: 423. See also: Borgmeier, 1959b: 377.



  • 2n = 22, karyotype = 12M+6SM+4A (Brazil) (Fadini & Pompolo, 1996).


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 75, catalogue)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1939. Nova contribuiça~o para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicas (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 10: 403-428 (page 423, Raised to species)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1950d. Estudos sôbre Atta (Hym. Formicidae). Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz Rio J. 48: 239-263 (page 244, Combination in Atta (Paleatta))
  • Borgmeier, T. 1959b. Revision der Gattung Atta Fabricius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 2: 321-390 (page 377, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1908h. Ameisen aus Sao Paulo (Brasilien), Paraguay etc. gesammelt von Prof. Herm. v. Ihering, Dr. Lutz, Dr. Fiebrig, etc. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 58: 340-418 (page 348, worker, queen, male described)
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1942. Contribuiça~o para o conhecimento do gênero Atta Fabr., das formigas saúvas. Bol. Soc. Bras. Agron. 5: 333-358 (page 347, Combination in Atta (Neoatta))
  • Gusmao, L.G., Caetano, F.H., Nakano, O. 2001. Ultramorphology of the metapleural gland in three species of Atta (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Iheringia. Série Zoologia 91: 33-36 (DOI 10.1590/S0073-47212001000200003).
  • Moreira, A.A., Forti, L.C., Boaretto, M.A.C., Andrade, A.P.P., Lopes, J.F.S., Ramos, V.M. 2004. External and internal structure of Atta bisphaerica Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) nests. Journal of Applied Entomology 128: 204-211.