Atta destructor,

Jerdon, T. C., 1851, A catalogue of the species of ants found in southern India., Madras Journal of Literature and Science 17, pp. 103-127: 105

publication ID

4764

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BD1D41DC-78F3-4AB1-8340-88A25CBF56B1

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:BD1D41DC-78F3-4AB1-8340-88A25CBF56B1

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Atta destructor
status

N. S.

. 2. Atta destructor  HNS  , N. S.

Worker about 5,48 th of an inch long, head oblong, not so long in proportion as in the last; eyes small, more medial than the

last, antennae short; thorax narrow, slightly grooved, abdominal pedicles long, narrow, first higher than the second, abdomen oval colour rufous, abdomen glossy brown. I have hot seen the female They live in holes in the ground, or in walls, & c, and are very numerous in individuals. They prefer animal to vegetable sub-stances, destroying dead insects, bird skins, & c. & c., but also feed greedily on sugar. They are common in all parts of India, and often prove very troublesome and destructive to the Naturalist.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Atta