Atta sexdens rubropilosa

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Atta sexdens rubropilosa
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Atta sexdens)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: Atta sexdens rubropilosa
Forel, 1908

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Atta sexdens.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • rubropilosa. Atta sexdens var. rubropilosa Forel, 1908c: 348 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Subspecies of sexdens: Santschi, 1929f: 93; Borgmeier, 1939: 422; Gonçalves, 1947a: 187. Junior synonym of sexdens: Borgmeier, 1959b: 359.


  • Hebling, M. J. A., Penteado, C. H. S., and Mendes, E. G. 1992. Respiratory regulation in workers of the leaf cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel 1908. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 101A(2): 319–322.