Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kids Corner--Leaf Cutter Ant

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! In Ecuador there are many different varieties of bugs and they generally are much larger than we have here in the United States. One fascinating bug that we saw while in Ecuador was the leaf cutter ant.

Leaf Cutter Ant

The leaf cutter ant works during the day by biting off large pieces of leaves and then bringing them into their nest. They then use the cuttings to grow a fungus which is their source of food. Their nests can be as much as 20 feet under the ground!

What interesting bugs have you seen around the world?

1 comment:

  1. nice capture, did u kids took this photo?

    Lord Bless everyone!

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