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Species: Atta mexicana   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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: 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.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Hidalgo, North America, Puebla, Sonora, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Chiapas, Colombia, Comayagua, El Salvador, Francisco Morazán, Guatemala, Guerrero, Honduras, Jalisco, La Libertad, Mexico, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Panama, Panamá, San Salvador, South America, Suchitepéquez, Tamaulipas, Veracruz

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, 0 times found in Garden, 2 times found in agricultural/urban, 0 times found in cactus pasture, 1 times found in cactus-palo verde desert, 1 times found in second growth wet forest, 0 times found in Tropical Brushland, 0 times found in Tropical evergreen forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ground nest, 1 times nest in road, 1 times in house, 3 times at bait, 1 times soil mound, nuptial flight, 1 times foragers on ground at night, 1 times strays, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times forager, 1 times ex forest litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times search, 3 times baiting, 2 times pitfall, 0 times large crumb crater, 0 times large multicrater nest, 0 times under boulder, 1 times Berlese, 1 times Malaise, 0 times cutting leaves, 0 times Open nest, 0 times cutting oleander, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2103 meters, 1142 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Atta mexicana: casent0900486, casent0900487

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