Atta - Alex Wild Photography
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Atta cephalotes

Atta cephalotes

Close-up of the head of a soldier leafcutter ant. The sharp mandibles of this ant can easily slice through skin, so handle with care!

Captive colony at the California Academy of Sciences

MyrmicinaeformicidaeHymenopterainsectantsleafcutter antsleaf cutting antfungus growing antsecologymutualismsymbiosisysauhormigashormiga cortadoracortadorasfourmissoldier antheadmajor workersocial insectsant head close upant macrosauva