Insects

By: Robert Salisbury, Jr.

types of Ants

-Fire Ants

-Bullet Ants

I couldn't find a exact number. Because scientists discover new ant species every year, the number of species is always going up. So far scientists have given formal scientific names to about 14,000 ant species.

Red Fire Ants

Bullet Ants

bullet ants come from South America. There bites feel like you have been shot by a bullet.You’ve probably seen army ants in action. They can devour small prey in minutes and colonies can wipe out full areas of that prey when millions of them are on a rampage and moving in for the kill.

Fire Ants

Fire ant females lay up to 10,000 to 30,000 babies. All the babies are females they don't start having males until the spring. Fire ants are feeders on insects and other arthropods. they eat things like fleas and ticks


Ant colony raids a rival nest - Natural World - Empire of the Desert Ants - BBC Two
World's Biggest Ant! - Bullet Ant - Deadly 60 - BBC