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Atta laevigata
Location:  Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
September 18, 2010 4:08 am
Hi!
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.
Signature:  Rexnatus

Leafcutter Ant

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.

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One Response to Leafcutter Ant from Mexico

  1. Bonnie O'Neil says:

    A million of them washed up on the beach near Mazatlan, MX.

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