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    Taxonomic name: Acromyrmex octospinosus (Reich, 1793)
    Synonyms:
    Common names: fourmi champignonniste (French), fourmi manioc (French), leaf-cutting ant (English)
    Organism type: insect
    Leaf cutting ants Acromyrmex octospinosus are regarded as serious pests of crops. In the wild, they are a threat to many species of native plants thaat are vulnerable to defoliation.
    Occurs in:
    agricultural areas, natural forests, planted forests, ruderal/disturbed
    Geographical range
    The leaf cutting ant (Acromyrmex octospinosus) is widespread in South America (AntWeb, 2007)
    Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
    Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland