(Forming adjectives) denoting attribution of an action or state
relying on someone or something
(capital in titles; abbreviation Supt; not -ant)
A small insect typically having a sting and living in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens. It is wingless except for fertile adults, which form large mating swarms, and is proverbial for its industriousness
variant spelling of anti-.
Opposed to; against
Opposed to; against
Another term for anthill.
An insect that resembles a dragonfly, with predatory larvae that construct conical pits into which insect prey, especially ants, fall
A blind nomadic tropical ant that forages in large columns, preying chiefly on insects and spiders
A small ant which is black in colour and is typically found in and around houses
Another term for bulldog ant.
A tropical American ant that has a painful and sometimes dangerous sting
Another term for honeypot ant.
A carnivorous Australian ant, especially a large reddish-purple kind that builds mounds
Another term for termite.
A large reddish-brown European ant found chiefly in woodland, living in nest mounds which it defends by spraying formic acid at the attacker
A small reddish ant which captures the pupae of other ant colonies to raise as slaves
Any of a number of thrush-sized ant-eating birds:
A large Australian ant with large jaws and a powerful sting
Another term for army ant.
A small yellowish African ant that has established itself worldwide, living as a pest in heated buildings
An ant-like velvety-bodied insect that is related to the wasps. The female is wingless and the larvae parasitize the young of bees and wasps in the nest
A tropical ant which builds its nest between leaves that are fastened together using silk secreted by the larvae
A small South American ant that has become established in parts of Europe and Africa
A large ant which burrows into wood to make a nest
An ant that gathers and stores seeds and grain as a communal food source for the colony
An ant that stores large amounts of honeydew and nectar in its elastic abdomen, which becomes greatly distended. This is then fed to nest mates by regurgitation
A tropical ant which cuts pieces from leaves and carries them back to the nest for use as a culture medium for growing food fungi
An ant that raids the nests of other ant species and steals the pupae, which later become workers in the new colony
A nest in the form of a mound built by ants or termites