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What is an ant?

Scheme ant worker anatomy

The word “ant” means “the biter”. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period. Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands. Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. Ants …

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