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These ants live in huge underground nests connected by tunnels. These tunnels are where the ants grow their primary food source– fungus. The leaves that they cut are used like mulch to cultivate the fungus growth.
Not yet assessed by IUCN
Leafcutter ants are thought to be one of the most numerically dominant invertebrates in Central and South America with each colony housing millions of individuals.
Invertebrates Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza