Definition of army ant in English:

army ant

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noun

  • A blind nomadic tropical ant that forages in large columns, preying chiefly on insects and spiders. Also called driver ant.
    • Subfamily Dorylinae, family Formicidae
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    • Impostor in the nest: a beetle disguised as an army ant eludes capture by ants as well as entomologists - Column
    • Some species of woodcreepers forage by following army ant (subfamily Ecitoninae) swarms to catch the prey that are flushed by the swarms.
    • They give the example of the army ant, found in Central and South America, on which no fewer than a hundred species depend, including various beetles, mites, and birds.

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