driver ant

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driver ant

n.
Any of various army ants of the genus Dorylus of Africa and Asia.

driver ant

n
(Animals) any of various tropical African predatory ants of the subfamily Dorylinae, which live in temporary nests and travel in vast hordes preying on other animals. See also army ant

ar′my ant`


n.
any of various chiefly tropical ants of the subfamily Dorylinae, traveling in vast swarms and preying mainly on other insects. Also called driver ant.
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Noun1.driver ant - tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insectsdriver ant - tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
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Subfamily/Genus/Species Total % Reasons for inclusion/ omission as model DORYLINAE Dorylus helvolus 4 0.
A German fossil is slightly longer, as are queens of a living African driver ant, Dorylus wilverthi.
Observations morphologiques et ecologiques sur Dorylus (Anomma) nigricans Illiger (Hymenoptera, Dorylidae).