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Ants: The social insects of the Formicidae family

Posted on March 11 2010 Add Comments

Ants are social insects of the Formicidae family and they belong to the order Hymenoptera along with the related bees and wasps. They evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and they diversified after the rise of flowering plants.
More than 12,500 species are classified and the upper estimates [...]