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Atta sexdens (leaf cutter ant)

Wikipedia Abstract

Atta sexdens is a species of leafcutter ant belonging to the tribe Attini, native to the New World, from the southern United States (Texas) to northern Argentina. They are absent from Chile. They cut leaves to provide a substrate for the fungus farms which are their principal source of food. Their societies are among the most complex found in social insects. A. sexdens is an ecologically important species, but also an agricultural pest.
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Attributes

Diet [1]  Herbivore, Mycophage
Nocturnal [1]  Yes

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Leucoagaricus gongylophorus[2]

Predators

Eciton burchellii (army ant)[2]
Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Giant Anteater)[2]
Thecadactylus rapicauda (Turniptail Gecko)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Animals of the Rainforest
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