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Species: Atta mexicana   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Oecodoma mexicana Smith, 1858a PDF: 185, pl. 10, fig. 20 (q.m.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Norton, 1868c PDF: 9 (s.w.).
Combination in Atta: Roger, 1863b PDF: 35; in Atta (Archeatta): Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 343.
Junior synonym of Atta fervens: Forel, 1885a PDF: 362.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Atta insularis: Emery, 1913c PDF: 259.
Revived status as species: Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 335.
See also: Borgmeier, 1959b PDF: 351.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in weedy open area, 4 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in road edge in mesophyl forest, 3 times found in Garden, 2 times found in Tropical evergreen forest, 2 times found in agricultural/urban, 2 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 2 times found in cactus pasture, 1 times found in cactus-palo verde desert, 1 times found in second growth wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ground nest, 1 times nest in road, 3 times at bait, 1 times in house, 1 times soil mound, nuptial flight, 2 times large crumb crater, 1 times foragers on ground at night, 1 times under boulder, 1 times trailing, 1 times strays, 1 times small chimney, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times search, 3 times baiting, 1 times direct collection, 2 times pitfall, 1 times Berlese, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2103 meters, 1096 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Atta mexicana: casent0900486, casent0900487

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