What is the scientific name for an ant?


The scientific name for all types of ants is formicidae. This represents what scientists and researchers call the family name for ants. Ants classify in the order hymenoptera, which also includes bees and wasps.

Ants are included in the scientific classification of insecta. Insecta is Latin for insect. Ants are part of the phylum anthropoda, a classification that also includes crabs and shrimp. Finally, ants are part of the animal kingdom, which also includes humans. The scientific name for the animal kingdom is animalia. The family of ants include subcategories that include sub-families, genus and individual species of specific ants.

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There are many species of ant, but the Greek word for ant is. myrmex. which is used as a taxonomic genus. Websites about ants will likely list the various species.
Ants are scientifically known as Formicidae. Thanks for using ChaCha!
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related families of wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Source(s) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ants
There are many ants in Africa, but I will narrow my response down to one type. The genus of this specific type of African ant is Dorylus. It is also known as the driver ant, safari
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