Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

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From La Selva Ecolodge, Ecuador.

This poor plant was a victim of leafcutter ants. These ants cut off pieces of leaves and bring them back to their nest to use as a substrate for growing fungus, their food source; the ants and fungus have a mutualistic relationship.  Leafcutter ants, of which there are many species, also have fascinatingly complex societies.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

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