Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography
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A Texas Leafcutter Ant (Atta texana) carries a cut leaf.  Ants do not eat the leaves directly; rather, they use to leaves to feed an underground fungus that serves as the ants' primary food source.

Austin, Texas, USA

A Texas Leafcutter Ant (Atta texana) carries a cut leaf. Ants do not eat the leaves directly; rather, they use to leaves to feed an underground fungus that serves as the ants' primary food source. Austin, Texas, USA

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