Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography
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Trachymyrmex septentrionalis.  Trachymyrmex are the closest relatives of the larger leafcutting ants. While they normally use dead vegetative debris to cultivate their fungus, these ants will sometimes use living plant matter.  

Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

Trachymyrmex septentrionalis. Trachymyrmex are the closest relatives of the larger leafcutting ants. While they normally use dead vegetative debris to cultivate their fungus, these ants will sometimes use living plant matter. Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

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