Solitary ant


Related to Solitary ant: Spider ant, Solitary Bees
(Zool.) any solitary hymenopterous insect of the family Mutillidæ. The female of these insects is destitute of wings and has a powerful sting. The male is winged and resembles a wasp. Called also spider ant.

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Solitary ant foragers, that don t rely on social cues such as chemical trails, are specialized for individual navigation and little else, thus their movements are a window onto the spatial computations underpinning navigation.
The lodge is set in primary jungle thick with palms, ferns, vines, and such oddities as the mapajo tree, with its huge buttresses and two-inch-long solitary ants.