myrmecophile definition

  • noun:
    • An organism, such a beetle, that constantly stocks the nest of an ant colony.
    • An organism, particularly an insect, that lives in close connection with or stocks a nest with a species of ant.
    • An organism eg an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant.
    • An animal or plant which lives in symbiotic or intimate relations with ants. The majority of myrmecophiles are arthropods, specifically beetles.
    • an organism such as for example an insect that constantly shares the nest of a species of ant

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