Acromyrmex versicolor

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Acromyrmex versicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. versicolor
Binomial name
Acromyrmex versicolor
(Pergande, 1893)

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This taxon was described from Mexico. It is also found in the United States.

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

  • versicolor. Atta versicolor Pergande, 1893: 31 (w.) MEXICO. Wheeler, W.M. 1907c: 704 (q.m.). Combination in Atta (Acromyrmex): Emery, 1895c: 330; in Atta (Moellerius): Emery, 1905c: 108; in Acromyrmex (Moellerius): Emery, 1924d: 351. See also: Fowler, 1988: 291. Current subspecies: nominal plus chisosensis.



The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the New General Catalogue.

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 57, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 330, Combination in Atta (Acromyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1905f. Revisione delle specie del genere Atta appartenenti ai sottogeneri Moellerius e Acromyrmex. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (6)2:39-54 (page 108, Combination in Atta (Moellerius))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 351, Combination in Acromyrmex (Moellerius))
  • Fowler, H. G. 1988b. Taxa of the neotropical grass-cutting ants, Acromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). Científica (Jaboticabal) 16: 281-295 (page 291, see also)
  • Pergande, T. 1893. On a collection of Formicidae from Lower California and Sonora, Mexico. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2) 4: 26-36 (page 31, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1907d. The fungus-growing ants of North America. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 23: 669-807 (page 704, queen, male described)

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