Entomology: Leafcutter Ants: Pests Or Pals
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(Dec 16, 2008)
The 13-title Wonders of Biology series covers subjects from animals and insects to plants and fungi. Students will develop a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Biology and work their way up to more complex subjects. The leafcutter ants of South America are considered terrible pests by those who share their land, because leafcutters devastate the vegetation around them. Watching leaftcutter ants in action is like watching thousands of tiny farmers and engineers at work. These tiny insects have amazing skills as builders, farmers and even chemists. They grow their own food in a complex maze that is controlled with precision and kept free of impurities. Includes suggestions for careers in this field of study.