A small insect, often with a sting, that usually lives in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens. It is wingless except for fertile adults, which often form large mating swarms, and is proverbial for industriousness
Variant spelling of anti- before a vowel or h (as in Antarctic).
(Forming adjectives) denoting attribution of an action or state
Opposed to; against
Opposed to; against
relying on someone or something
(capital in titles; abbreviation Supt; not -ant)
Another term for aardvark.
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
An ant that is black and is often found in and around houses
A tropical American ant that has a painful and sometimes dangerous sting
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 carnivorous Australian ant, especially a large reddish-purple kind that builds mounds
Another term for termite.
A large reddish-brown ant found chiefly in woodlands, living in nest mounds, which it defends by spraying formic acid at the attacker
A small reddish ant that 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 red or yellowish African ant that has established itself worldwide, living as a pest in heated buildings
An antlike velvety-bodied insect 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 the US
A large ant that burrows into wood to nest
An ant that gathers and stores seeds and grain as a communal food source for the colony
Another term for honey ant.
A tropical ant that 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