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Species: Atta texana   (Buckley, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Myrmica (Atta) texana Buckley, 1860a PDF: 233 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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: Wheeler, 1907d PDF: 700.
Subspecies of Atta insularis: Emery, 1913bb: 259; Emery, 1924f: 354; of Atta fervens: Borgmeier, 1939 PDF: 423.
Revived status as species: Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 335.


Nearctic Region: Illinois, Louisiana, North America, Texas, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Mexico

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in subtropical thorn woodland, 2 times found in Oak-pine-cedar forest, 1 times found in oak scrub, along creek bed, 0 times found in Acacia woodland, 0 times found in Live oak woodland, 0 times found in Mesquite woodland, 0 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in agricultural area, 0 times found in Mixed hardwod forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground foragers, 2 times nest in soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 0 times nest excavation, 1 times pitfall, 0 times crumb crater, 0 times large craters, 1 times longleaf pine savannah woodland edge in fungus garden excavation, 0 times Roadway, 0 times foraging trail, 0 times from extensive nest system feet.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 260 meters, 119 meters average

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