Telugu sex ant
come from ante, emete of Middle English, which come from ǣmette of Old English, and these are all related to the dialectal Dutch emt and the Old High German āmeiza, from which comes the modern German Ameise.
All of these words come from West Germanic *ǣmaitjōn, and the original meaning of the word was "the biter" (from Proto-Germanic *ai-, "off, away" *mait- "cut").
Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.
Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the Cretaceous period, about 140 million years ago, and diversified after the rise of flowering plants.
from which the words in other Romance languages, such as the Portuguese formiga, Italian formica, Spanish hormiga, Romanian furnică, and French fourmi are derived.
It has been hypothesised that a Proto-Indo-European word *morwi- was used, cf.
Genera surviving today comprise 56% of the genera in Baltic amber fossils (early Oligocene), and 92% of the genera in Dominican amber fossils (apparently early Miocene).
Their success in so many environments has been attributed to their social organisation and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves.
Many human cultures make use of ants in cuisine, medication, and rituals.
Some species are valued in their role as biological pest control agents.
Their ability to exploit resources may bring ants into conflict with humans, however, as they can damage crops and invade buildings.
Some species, such as the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), are regarded as invasive species, establishing themselves in areas where they have been introduced accidentally.
Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth.