Atta texana Range in Texas

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SouthWesternAnts
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Atta texana Range in Texas

Post: # 31381Post SouthWesternAnts
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:32 pm

Hi, I was wondering what was the range of the leaf cutter ants Atta texana in Texas, but more specifically in the Western part of Texas. I also wanted to know the general description of the area where they set up their nests.

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Founding Colonies:
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Pogonomyrmex barbatus
Solenopsis xyloni
Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Dorymyrmex insanus

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Re: Atta texana Range in Texas

Post: # 31398Post Batspiderfish
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:45 am

I don't see them (on a map) any farther west than Midland, and any farther North than Dallas.
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Re: Atta texana Range in Texas

Post: # 31402Post SouthWesternAnts
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:51 am

Thanks for letting me know! I wanted to know where they can be found so I can catch one next year. I know someone is selling them on the GAN Project in Texas, but they're about more than $325 and they are over on the East side of Texas.
Founding Colonies:
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Pogonomyrmex barbatus
Solenopsis xyloni
Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Dorymyrmex insanus

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