driver ant


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n driver ant tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Driver ant (Zoöl) a species of African stinging ant; one of the visiting ants (Anomma arcens); -- so called because they move about in vast armies, and drive away or devour all insects and other small animals.
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In literature:

But you know what a train of driver ants is, that you meet with in the forests?
"The Lost Continent" by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
Another of the ant pests was the Driver ant, so large, powerful and stubborn that even bodies of water did not stop them.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The blind driver-ants of West Africa are among the very few species that render any service to man, and that, of course, only incidentally.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
A whole regiment of Soldier ants in my hut were put into a panic by a detachment of Driver ants called Sirufu.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
Another frequent guest is the driver ant, which travels in armies and frequently takes complete possession of a house.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
In the driver ant of West Africa one kind of neuter is three times the size of the other, and has jaws nearly five times as long.
"Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?" by William Platt Ball
Before the chickens began to crow for dawn I was alarmed by a band of big, broad-headed, determined driver ants.
"The Upward Path" by Various
It was during one of these days, furnishing reminiscences of Noah's flood, that conversation turned suddenly on Driver ants.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley

In news:

But the attacking driver ants use strategy to overwhelm the defenders.
Conservatives ante up so 90 drivers pay 2008 price at Jersey City gas station.