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Leaf-cutter ants | by .CellarDoor Photography.
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Leaf-cutter ants

I <3 social insects. They are one of my main interests in life :) ...We found this amazing trail, in Lopinot. And I'm really happy with the shots I managed to get. Here you can see a soldier ant (left) and a worker ant (right). All ants in a colony are female, with generally only males being produced once a year to fly away and help start a new colony. Solider ants have the same 'job' are worker ants, but have stronger jaws to aid in fighting.

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Taken on July 11, 2011