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Leaf-cutter Ant

Atta insularis


Photo take at night on my front wall entrance this are one of the most common ant in the Yucatan Peninsula. This ants are mostly nocturnal some colonies can grow up to 7 millions or more, they can exfoliate at entire big tree in one night.


This Species is unique from Cuba, today it can be found in all Yucatan Peninsula and some parts of Central America.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Good spotting

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks animaisfotos!

animaisfotos 9 years ago

Beautifully done. Great contrast between the ants and the yellow floor really enhances this sequence of photos. Thanks for sharing.

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru


Spotted on Mar 4, 2012
Submitted on Mar 4, 2012


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