Outline of ants

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ants:

Antssocial insects with elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist. Ants are of the family Formicidae and evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago, diversifying after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified.

Essence of ants[edit]

Biological classification[edit]

Kinds of ants[edit]



Extant subfamilies
Fossil subfamilies

General myrmecology concepts[edit]


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