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Ant

Insects of the Family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the Insect groups. All ants are social Insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their Habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant Behavior. Ants produce a number of Secretions that function in offense, defense, and Communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)