Amazon ant


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amazon ant

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(Animals) any of several small reddish ants of the genus Polyergus, esp P. rufescens, that enslave the young of other ant species
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Noun1.amazon ant - small reddish slave-making ant speciesAmazon ant - small reddish slave-making ant species
slave-maker, slave-making ant - an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
genus Polyergus, Polyergus - Amazon ants
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Le Moli, "Mating and post-mating behaviour of the European amazon ant, Polyergus rufescens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)," Bolletino Zoologia, vol.
On the other hand, Morse's score for The Colony, in which a queen Amazon ant (Lloyd) tries to mate with the human exterminator (Klassen), was almost Handelian in its use of such Baroque opera conventions as a lament.
Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo played the Queen of the Amazon Ants, in need of a lover to propagate the race, and she sets her sights on tenor Keith Klassen, who is an exterminator.