legionary ant


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legionary ant

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legionary ant

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(Animals) another name for the army ant
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Noun1.legionary ant - tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insectslegionary 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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There is one or the other issue left out or only briefly treated as ant mosaics in native forests and agricultural systems, or the ecology of some specific groups such as legionary ants, of mushroom cultivators.
Armies of ants Army or legionary ants lead a nomadic life, constantly moving in columns as much as 10 metres wide through the tropical forests of Central and South America.
Mutis was the first to establish, for example, the nomadic character of the legionary ants (Eciton), referring to insects that "had no fixed home" and noting how their hordes destroyed everything they encountered.