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This is a list of leafcutter ants, comprising 42 species from two genera: Atta and Acromyrmex.

Species Image Common name Distribution

Atta bisphaerica

Atta capiguara

Atta cephalotes

Atta colombica

Guatemala
Guatemala
to Colombia,[1] Costa Rica

Atta insularis

Occurs only in Cuba

Atta laevigata

Hormiga culona, Bachaco from Colombia
Colombia
to Paraguay

Atta mexicana

Mexico
Mexico
crossing into Arizona

Atta opaciceps

Atta robusta

Atta saltensis

Atta sexdens

southern United States
United States
to northern Argentina

Atta silvai

Atta texana

Town ant, Parasol ant, Fungus ant, Texas
Texas
leafcutter ant, Cut ant, Night ant. Texas, Louisiana, northeastern states of Mexico

Atta vollenweideri

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
ameliae

southern Brazil

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
ambiguus

Quenquém-preto-brilhante Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
aspersus

Quenquém-rajada southern Brazil
Brazil
and Peru

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
balzani

eastern Paraguay
Paraguay
and southern Brazil

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
coronatus

Quenquém-de-árvore Guatemala
Guatemala
to Brazil
Brazil
and Ecuador

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
crassispinus

Quenquém-de-cisco throughout South America, especially in Argentina
Argentina
and Paraguay

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
diasi

Quenquém-mirime, Formiga-carregadeira Brazil

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
disciger

Quenquém-mirime, Formiga-carregadeira Paraguay

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
fracticornis

southern Brazil, Paraguay
Paraguay
and northern Argentina

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
heyeri

Formiga-de-monte-vermelha Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
hispidus

Formiga-mineira ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
hispidus fallax), Quenquém-de-cisco-da-Amazônia southern Brazil
Brazil
and Bolivia.

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
hystrix

Quenquém-de-cisco-da-Amazônia the Amazon[2] and Ecuador.[3]

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti

Boca-de-cisco ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti balzani), Formiga rapa-rapa ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti balzani), Formiga-rapa ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti balzani), Formiga meia-lua ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti balzani), Formiga-mineira ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti fracticornis, Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti landolti), Formiga-mineira-vermelha ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti fracticornis, Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
landolti landolti)

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
laticeps

Formiga-mineira ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
laticeps laticeps), Formiga-mineira-vermelha ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
laticeps laticeps), Quenquém-campeira ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
laticeps migrosetosus)

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
lobicornis

Quenquém-de-monte-preta

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
lundii

Hormigas Jardineras, Hormiga negra, Formiga-mineira ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
lundi pubescens), Formiga-mineira-preta, Quenquém-mineira ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
lundi carli, Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
lundi lundi) , Quenquém mineira-preta ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
lundi carli, Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
lundi lundi)

Brazil, northern Argentina, and Paraguay

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
mesopotamicus

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
niger

Carieira, Quenquém-mineira-da-Amazônia Brazil, Paraguay

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
nigrosetosus

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
nobilis

Carieira, Quenquém-mineira-da-Amazônia

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
octospinosus

Bachaco sabanero, Carieira, Quenquém-mineira-da-Amazônia southern Mexico
Mexico
to Panama, across northern South America
South America
in Venezuela

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
pulvereus

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
rugosus

Formiga-quiçaçá ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
rugosus rochai), Saúva (Acromyrmex rugosus rugosus), Formiga-lavradeira ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
rugosus rugosus), Formiga-mulatinha ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
rugosus rugosus)

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
silvestrii

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
striatus

Formiga-de-rodeio, Formiga-de-eira

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
subterraneus

Quenquém-de-cisco-graúda ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
subterraneus bruneus), Quenquém-caiapó-capixaba ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
subterraneus molestans), Caiapó ( Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
subterraneus subterraneus)

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
versicolor

Acromyrmex
Acromyrmex
volcanus

References[edit]

^ "Species: Atta colombica". AntWeb. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-08-19.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-08-22.  ^ http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/274/

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