Common name: Ant
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Ecological niche: Herbivores, predators, scavengers
Distinguishing characteristics: A narrow junction
between the thorax and abdomen is a distinguishing
characteristic of all ants, bees, and wasps.  Ants can
usually be distinguished from all other insects by the size
and shape of the first abdominal segment and the
presence of elbowed antennae.

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