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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Attini โ€” a leafcutter ant.

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Examples

  • ยท Leaf-cutting ants Acromyrmex spp. (common defoliators of young neem trees in Central and South America);

    3 The Tree

  • Leaf cutting ants, Atta sp. and Acromyrmex sp., can cause severe defoliation; poisoned bait is the recommended control.

    Chapter 11

  • Leaf-cutting ants, Atta spp. and Acromyrmex spp., can be a problem in parts of South America; control measures are essential where the ants are present.

    Chapter 5

  • Acromyrmex octospinosus leaf cutter ants form biggest known colonies, reaching several million individuals.

    Wikinews

  • The Acromyrmex, which are fungus-growing ants, even transported large quantities of organic matter to their nest.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Atta and Acromyrmex are known to cultivate genetically similar fungal cultivars

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Atta colonies and red lines indicate samples from Acromyrmex colonies.

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  • Leafcutter ant Acromyrmex octospinosus on a stick carrying a leaf

    Wikinews

  • Leaf-cutter ants (Atta and Acromyrmex: Tribe Attini) are the most phylogenetically derived members of a monophyletic group of Neotropical ants that cultivate specialized fungal symbionts that serve as the colony's primary food source.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The Acromyrmex, which are fungus-growing ants, even transported large quantities of organic matter to their nest.

    New Scientist - Online News

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