Leafcutter ant

Leafcutter ant

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Credit: NICOLAS REUSENS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leafcutter ant. Close-up of a leafcutter soldier ant (Acromyrmex sp.) on a plant, showing its large mandibles (upper centre) that it uses to cut through leaves. Acromyrmex sp. ants are found in South America and parts of Central America and the Caribbean Islands.

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