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Synonyms for leaf-cutter

bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest

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The study, which is available online in Royal Society Open Science, is one of the largest ever undertaken of parasites associated with leaf-cutter ants.
Nevertheless, a more intensive examination of the insect fauna in the debris piles of leaf-cutter ants from Argentina is needed, particularly to verify if the presence of H.
Jordi Chias Pujol's One Earth Award winner Turtle in Trouble; Fergus Gill's image of a fieldfare, The Frozen Moment, which made him Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year; Pascal Kobeh's All Other Animals winner, March of the crabs; Bridgena Barnard's Mammals winner, The Moment A Marvel of Ants captures the behaviour of leaf-cutter ants in the Costa Rican rainforest PICTURE: Bence M[sz]t/The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Take the winning image of leaf-cutter ants by Hungarian photographer Bence Mate.
This Amazon adventure is a story told in rhyme of a journey through the rainforest spotting en route parrots, monkeys, sloths, pink river dolphins, huge butterflies, caimans, dart frogs, leaf-cutter ants, spiders, lizards, snakes, geckos and otters.
In the Amazon rainforest I woke up covered in leaf-cutter ants.
But the vast farms where leaf-cutter ants raise fungal crops may harbor a crew of previously overlooked farmhands: nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
The finding, reported in the journal Science, documents a previously unknown symbiosis between ants and bacteria and provides insight into how leaf-cutter ants have come to dominate the American tropics and subtropics.
Rich with specimens as diverse as a school of sharks and a live colony of leaf-cutter ants, the new gallery features multimedia elements for interactively exploring the complex relationship between species, habitats, and the environmental issues that threaten their survival.
but more scientific -- where's the garden tiger moth, the pink-toed tarantula or the leaf-cutter ants?
Along the way our guide began to introduce us to the plants and animals that we would soon become familiar with: palms, ferns, and buttress-rooted canopy giants; epiphytic aroids, orchids, and bromeliads; butterflies, spiders, and the ubiquitous leaf-cutter ants.
If you find deep circular holes along leaf margins, these are from leaf-cutter bees.
One, a leaf-cutter bee in the genus Osmia, is in the same family (Megachilidae) as the Anthidium bee and has similar traits.