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How big is the World’s biggest ant?

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ANSWER: 5-6 centimeters = over 2 inches

… Ants range in size from 0.75 to 52 millimeters (0.030–2.0 in), the largest species being the fossil Titanomyrma giganteum, the queen of which was 6 centimeters (2.4 in) long with a wingspan of 15 centimeters (5.9 in) [source].

… The largest living ant in the world today is the Queen Driver Ant. Whilst the minions beneath her are just 5 millimeters in length and soldier ants are slightly bigger at 15 millimeters – the queen grows as long as 5 centimeters [source].

… The Bullet Ant can get up to  3 centimeters  [source].





3 comments

  1. Mark R says:

    Apparently that sting lasts up to24 hours. The tarantula hawk wasp’s sting issupposed to be as bad, but only last three minutes……

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