Leafcutter ants

Leafcutter ants

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leafcutter ants (family Formicidae) carrying leaf fragments. Leafcutter ants carry leaves to their nest and use them to cultivate a fungus as a food source. Photographed in Bigal River Biological Reserve, Quito, Ecuador.

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