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(suborder Apocrita, family Formicidae)

Subfamily of ants, which have one petiolar node and a sting. Polymorphism is often weakly developed, the workers resembling the queen. Most are predators and scavengers. There are about 2000 species: the majority occur in the tropics, and nest in soil or rotten wood.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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