Leafcutter ant

Leafcutter ant

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

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