Atta silvai

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Atta silvai
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Atta laevigata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: Atta silvai
Gonçalves, 1983

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


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

  • silvai. Atta (Neoatta) silvai Gonçalves, 1983b: 174, figs. 1, 2 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of laevigata: Delabie, 1998: 339.


  • Fowler, H. G., Delabie, J. H. C., and Schlindwein, M. N. 1996. The endemic Brazilian leaf-cutting ants, Atta silvai and Atta robusta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Population status. Rev. Brasileira Entomol. 40: 111–112.