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Flying Ant Day A Myth
2012-10-18 05:58:33

A new study from the UK claims that the idea of an annual flying ant day, "when swarms of ants emerge and take to the air in a mass mating flight," is a myth.

2009-07-27 15:35:10

British experts said the swarms of flying ants being reported across the country are likely the result of the warm, wet conditions brought about by summer. Insect experts said the Lasius Niger ants, which grow wings during the closing days of July for their mating season, are out in great numbers this year, particularly in southern England, because of recent weather conditions, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. You need humid, warm conditions for ant mating and it has certainly been wet in...

2009-07-19 00:07:33

Scientists and children near Boulder City, Nev., have joined the search for the Charleston Ant, not seen for 55 years, the U.S. Forest Service said. The Charleston Ant Safari was organized by Burton Pendleton, a research ecologist with the U.S.

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2009-01-21 13:26:44

An international team of researchers, with the participation of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and CREAF, has achieved to resolve fundamental questions related to the behavior of ants.

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2008-12-03 12:34:44

Scientists have warned that a recently discovered ant species may soon be colonizing parks and gardens across northern Europe, including the UK.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.