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A large species of leaf-cutter ant. This individual was well over 3cm long. I think this is a large flightless female but am not certain as there seems to very little information available. If anyone has any clues I would be grateful to hear about them.
A local man told me this is an edible ant so thinking probably what they call 'Hormigas Culonas' or 'large-bottomed ant'. It was found around rice fields Andean lowlands.