Fungus-growing ants

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Attini
Formicidae - Atta mexicana-3.JPG
Atta mexicana workers carrying a leaf section
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Smith, 1858
Type genus
Atta
Fabricius, 1804
Genera

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The fungus-growing ants (tribe Attini) comprise all the known fungus-growing ant species participating in ant-fungus mutualism. Leafcutter ants, including Atta and Acromyrmex, make up two of the genera.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, N.A. (1966-08-05). "Fungus-Growing Ants". Science 153 (3736): 587–604. doi:10.1126/science.153.3736.587.