Location: Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
September 18, 2010 4:08 am
I just wanted to share with you guys this pic of an edible leaf cutter ant, they’re called ’hormigss chicatanas’ in the eastern coast of Mexico. They’re considered a delicacy, although I haven’t tryed them yet, word has it that they’re quite tasty and even a bit aphrodisiac.
This was taken about three months ago. They’re quite numerous during the summer.
Hi again Rexnatus,
We were lucky enough to see swarming Leafcutter Ants in Chiatla in the state of Puebla. They emerged in June shortly after a rain. We will be sure to tag them as Edible Insects on our site.