leafcutter

leafcutter

(ˈliːfˌkʌtə)
adj
1. (Animals) a leafcutter ant
2. (Animals) a leafcutter bee
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Leafcutter ants from the Atta and Acromyrmex genera occur naturally are native species of the Americas and offer ecological benefits such as soil restructuring, dormancy interruption and the secondary dispersion of seeds from native species (Holldobler & Wilson, 1990; Della Lucia & Souza, 2011).
oxalicum F-3380, was selected for identification and analysis in the present study because it showed the highest productivity among the isolates from leafcutter ant species' nests (Acromyrmex balzani) previously tested.
Other recent additions include an interactive talking tree and leafcutter ant exhibition, while bush dogs and a falconry centre are also on the way.
The multi-chamber design attracts the largest variety of beneficial insects, including mason bees, leafcutter bees, lacewings, ladybugs and more.
This plasticity is particularly important in leafcutter ants, especially those of the genus Atta, which encompasses the most extreme examples of intra-colony phenotypic diversity in ants.
Visitors are being dared to down a range of creepycrawlies, from modest bamboo worms and Queen leafcutter ants to daunting June Beetles.
Quantitative data on the biomass consumption by leafcutter ants is lacking and the economic losses in areas of anthropogenic activity are difficult to estimate (Della Lucia 2003).
Leafcutter ant colonies at Stratford Butterfly Farm Watch leafcutter ants in two new displays in Arachnoland at Stratford Butterfly Farm during the Easter holidays from March 21 to April 8.
NEW CLUES HAVE EMERGED in the battle to combat leafcutter ants, which can wreck havoc across gardens in North and South America.
Fungus gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta colombica function as egg nurseries for the snake Leptodeira annulata.