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  • noun

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tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects

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Many species of army ants send out relentless columns of hunters at night or underground, but Powell and Franks focused on Eciton burchellii, which preys aboveground during the day.
In accordance with their frequency at army ant raids, these species were captured most often in PMWF, at intermediate rates in LMWF, and least often on the Atlantic slope.
In those cases, when an army ant colony loses its queen, its workers are absorbed, not killed, by neighboring colonies, and within days are treated as part of the family.
The antbirds have several calls, some to let fellow antbirds know where the army ants are heading, others to attract mates and still others that are defensive or aggressive to protect turf.
While different anteaters prefer different ants, they usually avoid army ants and other species with large, biting jaws or particularly potent chemical defenses.
When the front lines encounter spiders, other species of ants, and even scorpions, the army ants group up, grab the prey, inject it with venom, and pull it apart.
55 WILD THINGS WITH DOMINIC MONAGHAN The actor goes in search of army ants in Ecuador.
Instead the kind of ferocious groupthink only witnessed among internet geeks and Amazonian army ants took hold, prompting an orgy of clicking from hungry cake - heads.
This week he's off to the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon in search of a four million-strong colony of flesh-eating, venom-injecting army ants.
In the heart of the Amazon, he searches for a colony of flesh-eating army ants.
Epiphytes, orchids, hundreds of birds, fungi, spiders, hawk moths, army ants, and snakes were all on offer.
Ability of the blind snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, to follow pheromone trails of army ants, Newamyrmex nigrescens and N.
Army ants scurried about, gearing up for battle, readying to attack me at the slightest provocation.
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