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Cyphomyrmex (rimosus group sp.)

Cyphomyrmex (rimosus group sp.)

A fungus-growing ant stands guard over the garden. Agriculture in this species involves growing yeast on fresh caterpillar droppings, an abundant resource in any humid tropical forest. La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica.

Ant agricultureCyphomyrmexAttiniAttine antsfungus growingMyrmicinae