Acromyrmex Mayr

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 31

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21008

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scientific name

Acromyrmex Mayr
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Genus Acromyrmex Mayr  HNS 

These leaf-cutting ants are represented in California by a single species, Acromyrmex versicolor(Pergande)  HNS  , confined to the southern deserts. The harvested leaves are used to culture a basidiomycete fungus, which is the principal food of the ants. References: Gamboa (1975, 1976), Johnson and Rissing (1993), Julian and Fewell (2004), Mueller et al. (2001), Reichardt and Wheeler (1996), Rissing et al. (1986, 1989), Snelling and George (1979), Weber (1972).