Also known as by its scientific name, Atta cephalotes. Found mostly in South America, and some parts of the United States, they are pretty much the lumberjacks of the insect world. Like their name suggests, they cut leaves. Their sharp mandibles facilitate the dismemberment of even the thickest foliage. They live in hives, usually located 10 to 20 feet underground. As a result, due to the amount of digging they do, they serve as a natural venthilation system for soil, they move large amounts of soil to the surface while digging and maintaing their abodes. One cool thing about these guys is that they are master fungus farmers! The leaves they harvest (combined with the feces of worker ants]), serve as food for a type of fungus, which is the only food they can eat.

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