Floating fire ants

How Fire Ants Form Rafts

Floating masses of fire ants have been observed drifting in the floodwaters resulting from Hurricane Harvey. How does a swarm of fire ants float?
Epiphytes in Costa Rica

How Ants Make Gardens in the Sky

You probably haven’t heard of ant gardens, but JSTOR has. High above neotropical rain forests, ants create elaborate nests, sharing them with epiphytes.

The Amazingly Complex World of Insect Navigation

Dung beetles, ants, and other insects navigate in mysterious ways.

Debunking the “Ant vs. Grasshopper” Myth

"Social parasitism" in ants occurs when one species exploits another's social behavior in order to take advantage of its work and resources.