any of several tropical American ants of the genus Atta that cut and chew bits of leaves and flowers into a mash that they use to cultivate a fungus garden.
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The discovery was serendipitous, says Currie, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who has been studying leaf-cutting ants for more than 20 years.Mineral body armor helps some leaf-cutting ants win fights with bigger kin | Christie Wilcox | November 24, 2020 | Science News
Still, he’s intrigued, and plans to investigate similar coatings he’s seen on other leaf-cutting ants.Mineral body armor helps some leaf-cutting ants win fights with bigger kin | Christie Wilcox | November 24, 2020 | Science News
Perhaps the most interesting form of animal life to be found on the Isthmus is the leaf-cutting ant.The Panama Canal | Frederic Jennings Haskin
A new myrmecophile from the mushroom gardens of the Texas leaf-cutting ant.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches | Louis M. Roth