formic-, form-, -formic

(Latin: ant, ants)

Ants on the march.
Ants; family of small aculeate (stinger) Hymenoptera (order of ants and other insects) all of which form perennial societies founded in nests made in rotten wood, crevices, plant cavities or in the soil.

Their nests contain one or more fertile, egg-laying queens, hundreds to millions of neuter workers, and seasonally produced fertile males (drones) which fertilize queens during mass nuptial flights.

They get their food as predators of arthropods or insects, as scavengers, or on nectar and honeydew; and the family contains about 14,000 species.

formicide, formicicide
The killing of ants.
formicine, myrmicine: ants
Of, or of the nature of, ants.
1. Feeding mainly, or exclusively, on ants.
2. Eating ants as the primary or only source of food.
Feeding on, or eating, ants.
Eating, or consuming, ants.
formiphobia (s) (noun), formiphobias (pl)
A morbid fear of ants: After having such bad experiences of being bitten, Jessie seemed to have developed a formiphobia and always avoided anyplace where she saw such social insects living in organised communities or colonies.
Eating ants either exclusively or as a supplement to food consumption.
Ants on the march.

Here is another word unit that is related directly to "ants": myrmeco-.

An extensive list of terms or topics about ants in general are available at this Ant-Entomology Terms unit.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "insects, bugs, worms; invertebrates": aphidi-; api-; ascari-; culci-; Dung Beetle Survival; Dung Beetles Important; Eating Worms; entomo-; Guinea worms; helmintho-; insecto-; Insects: Importance; isopter-; larvi-; lepidopter-; meliss-; mosquito; Mosquito, other Languages; Mosquitoes, Pt. 1; Mosquitoes, Pt. 2; myrmeco-; scarab; scoleco-; sphec-; taeni-; termit-; vermo-.