Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography
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Trachymyrmex intermedius

Trachymyrmex intermedius

Strictly defined, leafcutter ants belong only to the genera Atta and Acromyrmex. Recent genetic evidence indicates both groups evolved from within the older genus Trachymyrmex, however, and several of these, including Trachymyrmex intermedius, are known to cut leaves occasionally. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize.

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