Leaf-cuttings ants of the genera Atta and Acromyrmex of Paraguay (Hymenoptera Formicidae)



The 22 taxa of leaf-cutting ants which occur in Paraguay are reviewed. Diagnosis of the major workers is given, and notes on nesting, foraging, and other behavioral traits is given. The distributions of each of the taxa are given in maps. The behavioral and ecological diversity of the fauna is summarized, and discussed in terms of species packing in communities.