Atta opaciceps

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Atta opaciceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: A. opaciceps
Binomial name
Atta opaciceps
Borgmeier, 1939

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -8° to -12.8°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

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

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • opaciceps. Atta bisphaerica subsp. opaciceps Borgmeier, 1939: 427, fig.16 (w.) BRAZIL (Pernambuco).
    • Borgmeier, 1950d: 248 (m.); Borgmeier, 1959b: 368 (q.).
    • Combination in Atta (Neoatta): Gonçalves, 1942: 340; Borgmeier, 1959b: 368;
    • combination in Atta (Epiatta): Borgmeier, 1950d: 248.
    • Subspecies of bisphaerica: Gonçalves, 1942: 347.
    • Status as species: Gonçalves, 1947a: 186; Borgmeier, 1950d: 248; Borgmeier, 1959b: 368 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 27; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 53; Bolton, 1995b: 76.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borgmeier T. 1950. Estudos sôbre Atta (Hym. Formicidae). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro 48: 239-263.
  • Gonçalves C. R. 1942. Contribuiça~o para o conhecimento do gênero Atta Fabr., das formigas saúvas. Bol. Soc. Bras. Agron. 5: 333-358.
  • Gonçalves C. R. 1947. Saúvas do sul e centro do Brasil. Bol. Fitossanit. 2: 183-218.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Pires de Prado L., R. M. Feitosa, S. Pinzon Triana, J. A. Munoz Gutierrez, G. X. Rousseau, R. Alves Silva, G. M. Siqueira, C. L. Caldas dos Santos, F. Veras Silva, T. Sanches Ranzani da Silva, A. Casadei-Ferreira, R. Rosa da Silva, and J. Andrade-Silva. 2019. An overview of the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the state of Maranhao, Brazil. Pap. Avulsos Zool. 59: e20195938.