leaf-cutter ant

leaf-cutter ant (plural leaf-cutter ants)

  1. Any of the 41 species of ants in the genera Atta and Acromyrmex, that cut fragments from leaves and takes them to its colony's nest.
    Synonyms: leaf-cutting ant
  • Russian: мураве́й-листоре́з
  • Spanish: hormiga arriera, hormiga cortadora, (Colombian Llanos) bachaco, (Cuba) bibijagua, (Central Mexico) chancharra, (Mexico) chicatana, (Peru) coqui, (Eastern Central Colombia) hormiga culona, (Northwestern Mexico) mochomo, (Southern Mexico) nucú, (Bolivia) tujo, (Costa Rica) zompopa, (El Salvador) zompopo

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