slave-making ant

Definitions of slave-making ant
  1. noun
    an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
    synonyms: slave-maker
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    Formica sanguinea, sanguinary ant
    slave-making ant widely distributed over the northern hemisphere
    Amazon ant, Polyergus rufescens
    small reddish slave-making ant species
    type of:
    ant, emmet, pismire
    social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
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