Some Field Observations on the Bachacs of Trinidad

D.J. Peregrine


Since 1969, the Overseas Development Administration of the British Government has financed research on leaf-cutting ants (bachacs) with the aim of devising efficient control methods for those species which are considered pests. Over the past five years we have accumulated a great deal of knowledge as regards the biology of these ants and the purpose of this article is to summarise for the general naturalist some of the information that has emerged out of this and other people's work.

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