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A typical behaviour: When the leafcutter ant Atta sexdens cuts pieces of leaves, it holds onto the leaf edge with its hind legs to determine the size of the cut.

With head and leg to the beautiful cut

Left: A walking bumblebee with increased temperature of the chest and head area. Right: A sitting bumblebee with lower, constant temperature. The electrical responses of the eye in the middle show that the bumblebee processes visual stimuli faster while walking than while sitting.

Better vision through movement

Bumblebees foraging on flowers

Flower Patterns Make Bumblebees More Efficient

Ants are usually found in large numbers. But how many of them are there in total on earth?

How many ants are there?