slave-making ant

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slave-mak·ing ant

(slāv′mā′kĭng)
n.
Any of various species of ant, such as Polyergus breviceps, that raid the nests of other ants and carry off the pupae in order to provide workers for their own colony.

slave′-mak`ing ant`


n.
an ant that raids the colonies of other ant species, carrying off larvae and pupae to be reared as slaves.
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Noun1.slave-making ant - an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
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
Formica sanguinea, sanguinary ant - slave-making ant widely distributed over the northern hemisphere
Amazon ant, Polyergus rufescens - small reddish slave-making ant species