Ants (image) Penn State Caption These are leaf cutter ants on leaves of Jacaranda tree. While leaf cutter ants do not directly feed on leaves, they do cause damage. Credit Wilf, Penn State Usage Restrictions Non commercial use only Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.