Atta capiguara

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Atta capiguara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: A. capiguara
Binomial name
Atta capiguara
Gonçalves, 1944

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Specimen Labels

This species was found to be a pest in pastures in Paraguay, feeding on the grasses Cynodon nlemfuensis, Megathyrsus maximus, Paspalum notatum, Urochloa brizantha, Urochloa decumbens and Urochloa ruziziensis (Sarubbi & Ramirez, 2020).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Paraguay.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • capiguara. Atta (Neoatta) capiguara Gonçalves, 1944: 234, figs. 1-6 (s.w.q.m.) BRAZIL (São Paulo).
    • Combination in Atta (Epiatta): Borgmeier, 1950d: 250.
    • Status as species: Gonçalves, 1947a: 209; Borgmeier, 1950d: 250; Borgmeier, 1959b: 372 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 27; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 52; Brandão, 1991: 328; Bolton, 1995b: 75; Wild, 2007b: 30.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borgmeier T. 1950. Atta-Studien (Hym. Formicidae). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro 48: 265-292.
  • Borgmeier T. 1950. Estudos sôbre Atta (Hym. Formicidae). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro 48: 239-263.
  • Brandao, C.R.F. 1991. Adendos ao catalogo abreviado das formigas da regiao neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 35: 319-412.
  • Fernández-Marín H., J. K. Zimmerman, and W. T. Wcislo. 2004. Ecological traits and evolutionary sequence of nest establishment in fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Attini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81: 39-48.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Wild, A. L. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.