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Located

    Leafcutter Ants are located in Southwestern United
    States, Central and South America.

Diet

    Leafcutter Ants cut pieces of leaves or grass with strong
    jaws, then use the plant matter to grow their own fungus
    which they eat.

Habitat

    Leafcutter Ants live in nests in forests and agricultural
    areas, mostly in tropical areas.

Size

    Leafcutter Ants can be from .1 - .65 inches.*

Reproduction

    The queen ant lays eggs in the nest, the eggs eventually
    hatch and become larvae.  The larvae pupate and
    become adults.
 
Leafcutter Ant
(Genus: Atta and Acromymex)
 
Taxonomy
Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:   Arthropoda
Class:   Insecta
Order:   Hymenoptera
Family:   Formicidae
Genus:   Atta and
Acromymex
Species:    40 species
Location
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IUCN Status:
Not Listed
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