Leafcutter Ants

leafcutter ants for kids

Leaf cutter Ants Photo by: Arpingstone

Leaf cutter Ants

These ants can develop huge colonies larger than a football field! They can grow to millions of members in a colony. They cut leaves, flowers and grass to feed to their babies. Leaf cutter ants have longer legs than most ants do, they need them to carry the large leaves long distances.

Fun Leafcutter Ant Facts for Kids:

  • These ants can eat an entire orange or lemon tree in less than 24 hours
  • Some species of leafcutter ants can bite really hard and won’t let go. In fact, leaf cutter ant heads have been used to stitch up deep cuts on people.
Leaf cutter ants

Image by: Grey Wulf