Acromyrmex - Alex Wild Photography
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Acromyrmex sp. nr. crassispinus cutting into an orange peel.  Citrus is a favorite target for leafcutters, perhaps because the plants are not native to the Americas and have not yet evolved defenses against the voracious ants.

Lagunas de Yala, Jujuy, Argentina

Acromyrmex sp. nr. crassispinus cutting into an orange peel. Citrus is a favorite target for leafcutters, perhaps because the plants are not native to the Americas and have not yet evolved defenses against the voracious ants. Lagunas de Yala, Jujuy, Argentina

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