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Army ant

any of the chiefly tropical ants of the suborder Dorylinae that travel in vast swarms, preying mainly on other insects.
Historical Examples

It was here that I realized my good fortune and the achievement of my desires, when I first saw an army ant at rest.
Edge of the Jungle William Beebe

I realized at last that I was looking at an actual moving of a portion of the army ant household itself.
Jungle Peace William Beebe

Harmless save when interfered with—all save the army ant, that is—the whole ant tribe was formidable when aroused.
The Mad Planet Murray Leinster

any of various mainly tropical American predatory ants of the subfamily Dorylinae, which live in temporary nests and travel in vast hordes preying on other animals Also called legionary ant See also driver ant


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