Atta insularis

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Atta insularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: A. insularis
Binomial name
Atta insularis
Guérin-Méneville, 1844

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 23.133° to 20.016667°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Cuba (type locality), Greater Antilles.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a associate (details unknown) for the phorid fly Puliciphora cubensis (a associate (details unknown)) (Quevillon, 2018).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • insularis. Atta insularis Guérin-Méneville, 1844a: 422 (w.) CUBA.
    • Mayr, 1865: 82 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Oecodoma: Smith, F. 1858b: 185; Mayr, 1863: 438;
    • combination in Atta: Roger, 1863b: 35;
    • combination in Atta (Archeatta): Gonçalves, 1942: 343.
    • Subspecies of fervens: Borgmeier, 1939: 427.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 185; Roger, 1863b: 35; Mayr, 1863: 438; Mayr, 1865: 82 (redescription); Forel, 1885a: 362; Dalla Torre, 1893: 153; Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 130; Emery, 1913b: 259; Forel, 1913l: 238; Wheeler, W.M. 1913b: 494; Mann, 1920: 428; Emery, 1924d: 353; Menozzi, 1929a: 3; Wheeler, W.M. 1937b: 459; Gonçalves, 1942: 343; Borgmeier, 1950d: 260; Borgmeier, 1959b: 353 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 27; Alayo, 1974: 41; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 53; Bolton, 1995b: 76.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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