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Leafcutter Ant
Formicidae
Atta
Type: Insect
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Formicidae
Ants
Vespoidea
Wasps and Ants
Aculeata
Apocrita
Ants Bees Wasps
Hymenoptera
Heavy Wings
Endopterygota
Metamorphosis
Neoptera
New Wings
Pterygota
Winged
Dicondylia
Pre-Winged Insects
Insecta
Insects
Hexapoda
Six Legs
Arthropoda
Jointed Feet
Ecdysozoa
Molting
Protostomia
Mouth First
Bilateria
Two-Way Symmetry
Eumetazoa
True Higher Animals
Animalia
Animals
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Formicidae Family
Atta Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Franco da Rocha, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

General information about Leafcutter Ant :

47 species
2 genera Atta, Acromyrmex

Atta : three pairs of spines, smooth exoskeleton on the upper surface of the thorax.

Acromyrmex : four pairs of spines, rough exoskeleton.
Oover 25 million years - symbiotic relationship with the fungus it farms.
They farm macrofungus from the mushroom family Agaricaceae.



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