|See also: Borgmeier, 1959b: 351.|
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Atta mexicana
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Atta mexicana is a species of leaf-cutter ant, a New World ant of the subfamily Myrmicinae of the genus Atta. This species is from one of the two genera of advanced attines (fungus-growing ants) within the tribe Attini.
The queen is approximately 30 mm long, and dark brown. Workers are dark brown, with thorns. Soldiers grow up to 18 mm, and are well-fortified.
This species is highly adaptive, and thrives in such urban areas as Puerto Vallarta. Densities of A. mexicana nests are very high in numerous areas, including the resort community of Nuevo Vallarta.
Profile view of ant Atta mexicana
Head view of a soldier ant of Atta mexicana
Dorsal view of worker ant of Atta mexicana
- San Juan A and H Li (2005). Atta mexicana in the resort community of Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Notes from Underground 11(1).
- "Species: Atta mexicana". AntWeb. 2010-06-30. http://www.antweb.org/description.do?rank=species&name=mexicana&genus=atta&project=neotropicalants. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
- Authorman, John (1999), Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions, Publishinghouse, ISBN 978-0-520-26199-0 ISBN 0-520-26199-2, p. 170