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Acromyrmex octospinosus (Leafcutter ant)

Synonyms: Atta octospinosa

Wikipedia Abstract

Acromyrmex octospinosus is a species of New World ants of the subfamily Myrmicinae of the genus Acromyrmex. It is found in the wild naturally in Central America ranging from southern Mexico down to Panama; and across northern South America in Venezuela.
View Wikipedia Record: Acromyrmex octospinosus

Infraspecies

Invasive Species

Leaf cutting ants Acromyrmex octospinosus are regarded as serious pests of crops. In the wild, they are a threat to many species of native plants thaat are vulnerable to defoliation.
View ISSG Record: Acromyrmex octospinosus

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Tierpark Dählhölzli
Twycross Zoo
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoological Society of London

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Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Regional: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011