Texas Leafcutter Ant
Texas leafcutter ants look like they eat leaves, but they are actually mycophagous or fungus eaters! See if you can follow one ant from a leaf to an underground fungus garden! Like many other members of the order Hymenoptera (bees, ants, and wasps), these leaf-cutting ants are girl powered! The colony contains a queen, and the worker ants are all sterile sisters and daughters of that queen. See if you can find other members of this order in Bug U!