What is the largest ant found in the world? I am not asking for the largest ant species.
#112017. Asked by unclerick. (Jan 10 10 8:17 AM)
These Eocene giants are the largest ants ever found. They are incredibly well preserved showing that they did not have a sting, and must have sprayed formic acid as a defence. They also had no closing mechanism on their crop - which stores food - and so must have eaten fresh food.
Workers 1-3cm long, but queens 5.5cm long with a wingspan of 13cm.
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