You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Mating activities of Atta texana (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
Author: Moser, John C.
Source: Insectes Sociaux Bulletin, Vol. 14(3): 295-312
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: The town ant, Atta texana (Buckley) is the northernmost representative of the most specialized genus of Attini, a New World tribe of fungus-growing myrmicine ants. Colonies are found in central Louisiana; easter, central and southern Texas; and eastern Mexico as far south as Vera Cruz. They are restricted to sandy soils and are usually located on tops of ridges. Nest surfaces often cover areas of 1/5 ha, and excavations may reach a depth of 7 m. Fungus gardens are raised in cavities whose volumes average about 4 1. A large nest may contain 1,000 or more cavities.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Moser, John C. 1967. Mating activities of Atta texana (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux Bulletin, Vol. 14(3): 295-312
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility