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harvester ant

División en sílabas: har·ves·ter ant

Definición de harvester ant en inglés:

sustantivo

An ant that gathers and stores seeds and grain as a communal food source for the colony.
  • Messor and other genera, family Formicidae
Example sentences
  • Grassland harvester ants harvest very few seeds of the most abundant species at the beginning of a season, but switch during the season possibly due to increasing rarity of the preferred species.
  • Some ants, known collectively as harvester ants, do consume seeds, but the seeds they eat are typically those of grasses or other plants that lack elaiosomes.
  • The shuttle carried 15 large harvester ants found normally in the western United States so that the students could learn how space's extremely low gravity affects their tunneling behavior.

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