Leaf-cutter ant (Atta cephalotes) queen, preserved specimen. Phylum Arthropoda / Class Insecta / Order Hymenoptera / Family Formicidae / Genus Atta / Species Atta cephalotes - Leaf-cutter ant.
Three castes of leaf cutter ants exist: workers, females, and males. Males are winged and exist only to inseminate the queens. Leaf-cutters are extant in the floors of tropical rain forests. The portions of leaves that they gather are brought under ground and serve as a substrate upon which a fungus grows. It is the fungus that the ants consume.
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