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15th February 2016

Leafcutter Ants ..the ants are back!

We are delighted to announce that Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm has not one but two new Leafcutter Ant colonies, kindly donated to us from Butterfly World in St Albans.

We are delighted to announce that Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm has not one but two new Leafcutter Ant colonies, kindly donated to us from Butterfly World in St Albans.

Atta cephalotes. Originally from the rainforests of Trinidad. This is the larger colony and one of the biggest in the country. The ants will displayed to walk along ropes in Arachnoland. They live in huge colonies which can have millions of ants. Ours contains hundreds of thousands and has plenty of room to grow.

Acromyrmex species. Native to the rainforests of Central America. This is a smaller colony and will never contain as many ants as the Atta colony. The Acromyrmex species are displayed in Insect City and like the Atta they will be displayed to walk over ropes. They can be less active than the Atta.

The ants have settled into their new home and are on display in Arachnoland and Insect City.