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Code Number:    OEAV01P06_17

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)

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Photographer: Wernher Krutein


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