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parasol ant

  1. leaf-cutting ant.
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Origin of parasol ant

First recorded in 1775–85
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Historical Examples of parasol ant

  • One of the most curious of all these insects is the parasol-ant, of South America, which makes enormous dome-shaped nests of clay.

    The Animal World, A Book of Natural History

    Theodore Wood