Note: ☞ Among ants, as among bees, there are neuter or working ants, besides the males and females; the former are without wings. Ants live together in swarms, usually raising hillocks of earth, variously chambered within, where they maintain a perfect system of order, store their provisions, and nurture their young. There are many species, with diverse habits, as agricultural ants carpenter ants honey ants foraging ants amazon ants, etc. The white ants or Termites belong to the Neuroptera.
Etymology: OE. ante amete emete, AS. æmete akin to G. ameise. Cf. Emmet