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Code Number:    OEAV01P06_11B

Title: Leaf-cutter Ant, (Atta cephalotes), Formicidae

Notes: These s:"Leaf-cutter ants" are carrying s:"leaves" which are food for their colony. The s:"leaves" are inoculated with a s:"fungus" after they are chewed. This fungus then nourishes the s:"colony" as the primary food source.

Kingdom: s:"Animalia"
Phylum: s:"Arthropoda"
Class: s:"Insecta"
Order: s:"Hymenoptera"
Family: s:"Formicidae"
Genus: s:"Atta"
Species: s:"Atta cephalotes"
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Leaves, Plants, Twigs, Flora, Leaf, Vegetation
Ants, Hymenoptera, Insect, Insecta, Invertebrate, Animal, Animalia, Life, Creature, Fauna, Arthropod, Arthropoda, species, morphology, taxonomic, taxonomy, Metazoa, Hexapoda, exoskeleton, Entomology

Photographer: Wernher Krutein


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