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Ant (Information)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae

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Inside an ants nest


Some of these ants eggs are in the larvae stage while some have changed into the papal stage showing their limbs etc.


All ant species live in colonies established by fertile females, or queens. Winged female ants and winged males typically swarm after a day of heavy rain in a particular season. Queens begin as winged ants and usually shed their wings after mating. Reproductive males die soon afterwards.


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