Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp.). Cutting leaves in the forest understory. A minim (a small class of worker) gets onto the leftmost section when it is cut. The minim rides on the leaf as it is carried and protects it from attack by parasitic flies. Filmed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Leafcutter ants

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Duration: 00:00:13.23

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