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Printing and Framing Ant Prints (Artwork) for Your Home or Office
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Young ant name: larva, pupa
Female ant: queen, worker, gyne
Male ant: drone
A group of ants is called: army, bike, colony,swarm
Ant classification: formic, myrmecine
Ant class: Invertebrate
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related families of wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. Today, more than 12,000 species are classified with upper estimates of about 14,000 species. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist.
Ants form colonies that range in size from a few tens of predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies which may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals that are mostly sterile females forming castes of workers
or other specialised groups. Ant colonies also have some fertile males called drones and one or more fertile females called queens. The colonies are sometimes described as superorganisms because ants appear to operate as a unified entity
collectively working together to support the colony.
Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are remote or inhospitable islands. Ants dominate most ecosystems, and form 1520% of the terrestrial animal biomass. Their success has been attributed to their social organisation, ability to modify their habitats, tap resources and defend themselves. Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic and mutualistic relationships.
Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study. Many human cultures make use of ants in cuisine, medication, and rituals. Some species are valued in their role as biological pest control agents. However, their ability to exploit resources brings ants into conflict with humans, as they can damage crops and invade buildings. Some species, such as the red imported fire ant, are regarded as invasive species, since they can establish themselves in new areas where they may be accidentally introduced.
What do you call a baby ant?
What do you call a female ant?
What do you call a male ant?
What do you call a group of ants?
Question: What is the scientific classification of a ant?
Question: What class is a ant in?