Atta laevigata is a pest leafcutter distinguished by a very large and shiny head in soldiers, a characteristic which has rendered the species with. Latin Name: Atta laevigata. Trivialname: Leafcutterant. Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribe: Attini. Keeping Level: (3) through their large Space- and. Media in category “Atta laevigata”. The following 17 files are in this category, out of 17 total. Atta laevigata casent dorsal 1,

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. January 29, at 2: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. These species of tropical, fungus-growing ants are all endemic to South and Central America and parts of the southern United States.

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People generally toast the ants in salt at community gatherings and eat them as a snack. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February 3, at Smithlaeivgata. Atta laevigata Smith[1]. Serve hot with Spanish rice, potatoes, roasted vegetables or cheese enchiladas. The exportation of this product is mainly made to Canada, England and Japan. Instructions Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a casserole and fry the chilies, tomatoes, garlic, onion, ants and spices.

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At the restaurant Color de Hormiga in Barichara, chef Jorge Diaz purees them into a sauce to top filet mignon. I think it could be a great alternative food source though.


However those plant leaves have a little spice added to them first. You are commenting using your Twitter account. These nests can have up to 8 million Leaf-cutter ants in just one colony.

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Hello, welcome to my new Blog! February 22, at 2: Atta laevigata is known in northern South America as hormiga culona literally translated as “big-assed ant” or as bachaco. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. This and the competition for lxevigata with more aggressive species of leafcutter ants “arrieras” cause a progressive decrease of the population of ants, as estimated in recent studies [5] in atts remaining of only a sixth of the existent population twelve years ago, and for this reason there is concern about its conservation status.

This lsevigata is one of the largest leafcutter species, and can be recognized by the smooth and shining head of the largest workers in a colony.

Analyses conducted at the Industrial University of Santander about the nutritional value of the ants [4] show high level of proteinvery low levels of saturated fatand an overall high nutritional value. My brother was in Colombia about two weeks ago, and it was the first time he saw these ants.



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Only the young Queens and Drones are harvested in the Santander region in spring after the rainy season when they emerge from their Ant hills from April to June in search of a mate.

He has a cast-iron stomach!!! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In order to cultivate their fungus, and keep it free from moulds, the Leaf-Cutter ants feed it with constant freshly-cut plants hence, the name. Hormigas culonas are edible Queen Ants.

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I wonder where one would buy them? The hormiga culona has been eaten for hundreds of years, as a tradition inherited from pre-Columbian cultures as the Guanes.

The legs and wings are removed; after that, the ants are soaked in salty water and roasted in ceramic pans. The exportation of this laeviata is mainly made to CanadaEngland and Japan. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Next, pour the cooking broth of pork and boil over medium heat until peppers are tender. Remove the avocado leaves and keep warm.