In a Caledonian remake of the cult classic 1950s Warner Bros black and white movie, which was directed by Gordon Douglas and starred James Whitmore, Edmund Gwen and Joan Weldon, theatre director Stewart Laing has given roles to a huge colony of leaf-cutter
ants in his multimedia stage version of the film.
ants build super highways to transfer food and building materials hundreds of metres without communicating with each other, scientists claimed in a new study, in findings that could prompt a rethink about how some insect communities organise themselves.
ants have been observed essentially 'farming' fungus on collected foliage that helps feed their colony.
There are 250 different bees in this country, 225 are solitary, like miner bees and leaf-cutter
bees to name two, 24 bumble bees and one common drone bee.
A colony of leaf-cutter
ants live in a special enclosure inside the elephant house, and visitors can watch these fascinating insects as they navigate meters of rope, chopping up bits of leaf and carrying them back to their nest.
You may discover that an ant, a leaf-cutter
ant, is carrying it away.
ants of the Atta genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini) are significant pests to agriculture in Latin America and among of them, the Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel, 1908 species, is one of the most important.
Sericomyrmex translates literally as "silky ants" and it is a lesser-known relative of the more famous leaf-cutter
"Finding new clients is like [and the participants would fill in the blanks] leaf-cutter
ants working together to find food.
Enrichment and broad representation of plant biomass-degrading enzymes in the specialized hyphal swellings of Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the fungal symbiont of leaf-cutter
You can expect lots of insects to pay a visit, including leaf-cutter
bees over summer and hibernating ladybirds during winter.
A 15-year study of leaf-cutter
ants and their relatives across North and South America found that their nests are susceptible to infection by a diverse group of specialized fungal parasites.