In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Some will give a colony of ants an extra push to bring sugar and food to it's families.
- Over at Peter's there has been talk of flying ants and mozzies that seem to be attacking us in their thousands this year.
- Outside were long lines of ants and other small insects hanging around and seemingly without very much to do.
- The ants were the most prolific of the insects we were likely to encounter daily.
- Then we discovered tool-using animals, chimpanzees using sticks to dig ants out of anthills.
- Farmers have traditionally used sugary solutions to attract red ants to feed on insect larvae.
- He had tried to get out of the house, but there were ants swarming all over the door.
- Today this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants.
- He has red hair, shouts incessantly and moves as though a colony of ants has invaded his tracksuit trousers.
- Two or three black ants would surround an enemy ant and bite it to death.
- From schools of fish to a swarm of ants, animals exhibit extraordinary collective behaviour.
- The ants consume the honeydew as food, thus sustaining the life of both insects.
- You had to go barefoot in the temple, and with food offerings on the floor the place was swarming with ants.
- At this point the leading ants panic and backtrack to the safety of the swarm.
- Alternatively, an insecticide can be used that will simply kill the ants.
- Anteaters have long snouts which they thrust into ant-heaps in order to devour the ants or termites.
- Bees belong to the third largest insect order which also includes wasps and ants.
- To scientists, that's as bizarre a finding as a queen bee spawning a colony of ants.
- The next time either of those two ants meet any other ant, the information they pass on will be different.
- I got home yesterday evening to find the kitchen absolutely swarming with ants.
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