Leafcutter Ants forage for leaves away from their nests-- finding their way home by producing and laying down pheromone trails.
Ant Cam is provided by our partners at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans. The Insectarium is part of the Audubon Nature Institute, which also includes a world-class zoo and aquarium. Plan your visit.
- The Ants commonly live in the warm climates of Central and South America.
- Leafcutter Ants don't eat leaves. They carry them back to their nests to grow fungus. The fungus they eat can't survive outside their nest or reproduce without the ants.
- The Ants are typically 0.125 inches to 0.5 inches long and are red to reddish orange in color.
- They live only 3-4 weeks.
Everyday is like a Mardi Gras parade for these hard working Leafcutter Ants.
Ant Cam is provided by our partners at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.