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Just bad editing!

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:18 pm
by Acromyrmexbob
Found this article here.... ... ing-ants-2[/url]

The first picture with the caption shown is not even leaf cutting ant damage, in my opinion. Leaf cutters have a very characteristic pattern of cuts, this looks like a caterpillar or snail. They have obviously written this and used library pictures. One of the first articles I ever wrote was submitted to the magazine years ago on the promise that they would supplement the pictures I supplied with some 'stunning' ones of their own. When I received the article for final edit, the pictures were all of Weaver ants! Can you imagine my credibility if that had seen light of day!

The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants


Biologists estimate that leaf-cutter ants carry off 15 percent of the leaves in Neotropical forests to feed to their fungal gardens. (Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times)