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Leafcutter ant (Atta sp.) carrying a fragment of leaf. Leafcutter ants carry leaves to their nest and use them to cultivate a fungus as a food source. Small workers (minims) are riding on the leaf, probably to deter nest parasites. Photographed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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