Atta testacea

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 168

publication ID

8127

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scientific name

Atta testacea
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24. Atta testacea  HNS  . B.M.

Worker major. Length 2 lines.-Rufo-testaceous: the head very large, the sides rounded, deeply emarginate behind, with a central, deep, longitudinal channel extending to the clypeus; the face anteriorly coarsely and irregularly striated; the antennae and legs paler than the head. The thorax deeply strangulated between the meso- and metathorax, the latter having two minute upright acute spines. The abdomen ovate, with the base truncate.

Worker minor.-Length, a little over a line, of a slender form, the head of the ordinary size, the antennae longer than in the large worker; entirely smooth and shining, with the abdomen dusky.

Hab. Brazil (Rio). (Coll. Rev. Hamlet Clark.)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Atta