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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Epiatta
Borgmeier, 1950
Type species
Oecodoma laevigata, now Atta laevigata

Atta laevigata casent0173811 profile 1.jpg

Atta laevigata casent0173811 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Atta.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • EPIATTA [junior synonym of Atta]
    • Epiatta Borgmeier, 1950d: 246 [as subgenus of Atta]. Type-species: Oecodoma laevigata, by original designation.
    • Epiatta junior synonym of Atta: Weber, 1958a: 8.
    • Epiatta junior synonym of Neoatta: Borgmeier, 1959b: 358.
    • Epiatta junior synonym of Atta: Bolton, 1994: 105.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 105, Epiatta as junior synonym of Atta)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 198, Epiatta as junior synonym of Atta)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1959b. Revision der Gattung Atta Fabricius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 2: 321-390 (page 358, Epiatta as junior synonym of Neoatta)
  • Weber, N. A. 1958a. Nomenclatural notes on Proatta and Atta (Hym.: Formicidae). Entomol. News 69: 7-13 (page 8, Epiatta as junior synonym of Atta)