Leafcutter ant

Leafcutter ant

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Caption: Leafcutter ant. Close-up of a Daceton boltoni ant on a leaf, showing its compound eyes (black) and large mandibles (lower centre), which it uses to cut through leaves. This arboreal species of ant is found throughout Peru and Brazil.

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