List of leafcutter ants

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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 Leaf-cutting ant.jpg
Atta colombica Blattschneiderameise (Atta) 05.jpg Guatemala to Colombia,[1] Costa Rica
Atta insularis Acromyrmex octospinosus 02.jpg Occurs only in Cuba
Atta laevigata Atta Laevigata queen ant.jpg Hormiga culona, Bachaco from Colombia to Paraguay
Atta mexicana Atta mexicana casent0421377 profile 1.jpg Mexico crossing into Arizona
Atta opaciceps
Atta robusta
Atta saltensis Atta saltensis casent0173814 profile 1.jpg
Atta sexdens Atta.sexdens.jpg southern United States to northern Argentina
Atta silvai
Atta texana Atta Texana.jpg Town ant, Parasol ant, Fungus ant, Texas leafcutter ant, Cut ant, Night ant. Texas, Louisiana, northeastern states of Mexico
Atta vollenweideri Atta vollenweideri casent0173819 head 1.jpg
Acromyrmex ameliae southern Brazil
Acromyrmex ambiguus Quenquém-preto-brilhante Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Acromyrmex aspersus Quenquém-rajada southern Brazil and Peru
Acromyrmex balzani Acromyrmex balzani casent0173790 dorsal 1.jpg eastern Paraguay and southern Brazil
Acromyrmex coronatus Acromyrmex coronatus casent0173792 profile 1.jpg Quenquém-de-árvore Guatemala to Brazil and Ecuador
Acromyrmex crassispinus Acromyrmex crassispinus casent0173794 dorsal 1.jpg Quenquém-de-cisco throughout South America, especially in Argentina and Paraguay
Acromyrmex diasi Quenquém-mirime, Formiga-carregadeira Brazil
Acromyrmex disciger Quenquém-mirime, Formiga-carregadeira Paraguay
Acromyrmex fracticornis Acromyrmex fracticornis casent0173798 profile 1.jpg southern Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina
Acromyrmex heyeri Acromyrmex heyeri casent0173795 profile 1.jpg Formiga-de-monte-vermelha Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay
Acromyrmex hispidus Formiga-mineira (Acromyrmex hispidus fallax), Quenquém-de-cisco-da-Amazônia southern Brazil and Bolivia.
Acromyrmex hystrix Quenquém-de-cisco-da-Amazônia the Amazon[2] and Ecuador.[3]
Acromyrmex landolti Boca-de-cisco (Acromyrmex landolti balzani), Formiga rapa-rapa (Acromyrmex landolti balzani), Formiga-rapa (Acromyrmex landolti balzani), Formiga meia-lua (Acromyrmex landolti balzani), Formiga-mineira (Acromyrmex landolti fracticornis, Acromyrmex landolti landolti), Formiga-mineira-vermelha (Acromyrmex landolti fracticornis, Acromyrmex landolti landolti)
Acromyrmex laticeps Formiga-mineira (Acromyrmex laticeps laticeps), Formiga-mineira-vermelha (Acromyrmex laticeps laticeps), Quenquém-campeira (Acromyrmex laticeps migrosetosus)
Acromyrmex lobicornis Quenquém-de-monte-preta
Acromyrmex lundii Acromyrmex lundii casent0173797 profile 1.jpg Hormigas Jardineras, Hormiga negra, Formiga-mineira (Acromyrmex lundi pubescens), Formiga-mineira-preta, Quenquém-mineira (Acromyrmex lundi carli, Acromyrmex lundi lundi)

, Quenquém mineira-preta (Acromyrmex lundi carli, Acromyrmex lundi lundi)

Brazil, northern Argentina, and Paraguay
Acromyrmex mesopotamicus
Acromyrmex niger Acromyrmex niger casent0173799 profile 1.jpg Carieira, Quenquém-mineira-da-Amazônia Brazil, Paraguay
Acromyrmex nigrosetosus Acromyrmex nigrosetosus casent0173800 profile 1.jpg
Acromyrmex nobilis Carieira, Quenquém-mineira-da-Amazônia
Acromyrmex octospinosus Acromyrmex octospinosus.jpg Bachaco sabanero, Carieira, Quenquém-mineira-da-Amazônia southern Mexico to Panama, across northern South America in Venezuela
Acromyrmex pulvereus
Acromyrmex rugosus Acromyrmex rugosus casent0173802 profile 1.jpg Formiga-quiçaçá (Acromyrmex rugosus rochai), Saúva (Acromyrmex rugosus rugosus), Formiga-lavradeira (Acromyrmex rugosus rugosus), Formiga-mulatinha (Acromyrmex rugosus rugosus)
Acromyrmex silvestrii
Acromyrmex striatus Acromyrmex striatus casent0173803 dorsal 1.jpg Formiga-de-rodeio, Formiga-de-eira
Acromyrmex subterraneus Acromyrmex subterraneus casent0173804 head 1.jpg Quenquém-de-cisco-graúda (Acromyrmex subterraneus bruneus), Quenquém-caiapó-capixaba (Acromyrmex subterraneus molestans), Caiapó (Acromyrmex subterraneus subterraneus)
Acromyrmex versicolor Acromyrmex versicolor casent0104036 dorsal 1.jpg
Acromyrmex volcanus

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