Other Ant

Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the Cretaceous period, about 140 million years ago, and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. Wikipedia

  • Scientific name: Formicidae
  • Higher classification: Vespoidea
  • Lifespan: Black garden ant: 15 years, Pharaoh ant: 4 – 12 months
  • Length: Carpenter ant: 0.64 – 2.5 cm, Black garden ant: 0.5 – 0.7 cm, Pharaoh ant: 0.2 cm
  • Clutch size: Carpenter ant: 20, Pharaoh ant: 10 – 12
  • Did you know: Ants may obtain nectar from flowers such as the dandelion but are only rarely known to pollinate flowers.

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