The Lurker's Guide to Leafcutter Ants.

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Leafcutter ants (Atta, Acromyrmex) represent the pinnacle of social and technological expression in ants. Not only are they the only animals (other than humans) that cultivate their own food from fresh vegetation, but they also use sophisticated antibiotics against fungal pests in their gardens!

Click here to learn the basics of leafcutter ants

I've been studying leafcutters since 2001, and I invite you to contribute to our knowledge of these absolutely fascinating animals. So please join me and learn more by exploring the many notes, images, movies, and other information on leaf cutter ants in this site!

* Last Updated: 2008/08/28. What's New?

Leafcutters in the Land of the Iguana

DVD movie (length: 46 minutes) of Atta mexicana leafcutter ants taken during our trip to Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta in Mexico in November/December of 2003. Click here for more information.

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