Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.- Ant
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Antennae ( antenna), sometimes referred to as "feelers", are paired appendages used for sensing in arthropods.
Antennae can also locate other group members if the insect lives in a group, like the ant.
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g. cats, dogs, ants, spiders), as compared with aquatic animals, which live predominantly or entirely in the water (e.g. fish, lobsters, octopuses), and amphibians, which rely on a combination of aquatic and terrestrial habitats (e.g. frogs and newts).
Insects (from Latin insectum) are pancrustacean hexapod invertebrates of the class Insecta.
Insects are mostly solitary, but some, such as certain bees, ants and termites, are social and live in large, well-organized colonies.
The gyne (, from Greek γυνή, "woman") is the primary reproductive female caste of social insects (especially ants, wasps, and bees of order Hymenoptera, as well as termites).
Bees are winged insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the western honey bee, for producing honey.
A wasp is any insect of the narrow-waisted suborder Apocrita of the order Hymenoptera which is neither a bee nor an ant; this excludes the broad-waisted sawflies (Symphyta), which look somewhat like wasps, but are in a separate suborder.
Defined by the following characteristics: cooperative brood care (including care of offspring from other individuals), overlapping generations within a colony of adults, and a division of labor into reproductive and non-reproductive groups.
It is mostly observed and studied in the Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps) and in Isoptera (termites).
American biologist, naturalist, and writer.
His specialty was myrmecology, the study of ants.
Mutualism describes the ecological interaction between two or more species where each species has a net benefit.
Another type is ant protection of aphids, where the aphids trade sugar-rich honeydew (a by-product of their mode of feeding on plant sap) in return for defense against predators such as ladybugs.
Hymenoptera is a large order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants.