What is it about?
High-resolution supermagnified images of Brazilian leaf cutter ants are shown all over this paper. The larvae are covered with fungal hyphae, and the mouthparts of leaf-cutting ants are unique among ants. Details of all instars and developmental stages are described in minute details.
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Why is it important?
We urgently need species-specific highly detailed descriptions of every relevant ant in this planet, if we really wish to claim they're being decently studied for control and biology. This is unfortunately a neglected line of research, wherein we're attempting to contribute as best as possible.
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This page is a summary of: On the morphology of the worker immatures of the leafcutter ant Atta sexdens linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Microscopy Research and Technique, March 2012, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/jemt.22031.
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