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Code Number:    OEAV01P06_12

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

Notes: These ants are carrying s:"leaves" which are food for their crop. The leaves are inoculated with a fungus after they are chewed. This fungus then nourishes the 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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