Leafcutter ants (Atta, Acromyrmex) represent the pinnacle of social and technological expression in ants. Not only are they the only animals (other than humans) that cultivate their own food from fresh vegetation, but they also use sophisticated antibiotics against fungal pests in their gardens!
I've been studying leafcutters since 2001, and I invite you to contribute to our knowledge of these absolutely fascinating animals. So please join me and learn more by exploring the many notes, images, movies, and other information on leaf cutter ants in this site!
* Last Updated: 2008/08/28.