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Hymenoptera

Atta

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Atta
As formigas cortadeiras do genero Atta, conhecidas popularmente como sauvas ou quenquens, sao relatadas como especies capa zes de ocupar diversos ambientes e causar grandes prejui zos economicos em areas antropizadas. Seus representantes formam colonias com ate milhoes de individuos e cultivam fungos a partir de material vegetal fresco, recem cortado. Neste caso, o individuo cultivara seus fungos utili zando folhas de bananeira como substrato. Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Superclass: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Class: Insecta (Insects) Subclass: Pterygota (Winged Insects) Order: Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies) Suborder: Apocrita (Ants, Bees and Wasps) Superfamily: Formicoidea (Ants) Family: Formicidae (Ants) Tribe: Attini Subfamily: Myrmicinae Genus: Atta Popular Name: Leaf-cutting Ants (sauvas ou quenquens) Location: Salto, SP, Brasil
Posted on December 26, 2009 Slideshow

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