Army Ant

Army Ant Facts

Size Unknown
Speed Unknown
Weight Unknown
Lifespan Unknown
Food Worms, lizards, frogs, larger vertebrates
Predators Unknown
Habitat South and Central America, Africa, Asia
Order Hymenoptera
Family Ants
Scientific name Ectioninae, Dorylinae and Aenictinae
Characteristics Goes on raids and hunts

Main Characteristics

Ants on the Warpath

You don’t mess with army ants. They train soldiers to explore new areas and go on expeditions. Any animals that can’t get out of their way in time will be strategically cornered and destroyed. Not even pets are safe.

Army Ant Army Ant - Photo: Dr. Morley Read/Shutterstock

We Don’t Build Nests, We Are the Nest

Whenever they’re not plundering their way around, army ants make a living nest with their own bodies. They hold onto each other’s legs, making a huge ball. No joke! If an enemy turns up, the soldiers make their way to the outside and defend the nest.

No Bridge? No Problem!

If army ants come across a river, they wouldn’t even dream of turning around or finding another route. They build a living bridge with their own bodies.

Army Ant Army Ant - Photo: Dr. Morley Read/Shutterstock

Army Ant Army Ant - Photo: Dr. Morley Read/Shutterstock

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