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Formicinae


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(suborder Apocrita, family Formicidae)

Subfamily of ants which have a single petiole segment. The tip of the gaster is armed with an acidopore through which venom containing formic acid is ejected. The subfamily includes the weaver ants. There are about 5000 species, with a world-wide distribution. See also Oecophylla leakeyi.

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