Texas Leafcutting Ant

Texas leafcutting ant queen

Texas leafcutting ant

Texas leafcutting ant

Scientific name: Atta texana
[Hymenoptera: Formicidae]

Facts: Texas leafcutting ant is also know as town ant or cut ant. They form large colonies with numerous entry holes preferring sandy soils in East and South Texas. They carry foliage from trees back to the colony to grow fungus on which they feed and grown their young.

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