amazon ant definition

  • noun:
    • a species of ant (Polyergus rufescens), of European countries and America. They seize by conquest the larvæ and nymphs of other types and also make slaves of those in their own nests.
    • The Formica rufescens, a species of ant which robs the nests of other species, carrying off the neuters when in the larva or pupa stage to its own nests, where they are brought up along with its own larvæ by neuters stolen before.
    • little reddish slave-making ant species

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