One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small ant which is black in colour and is typically found in and around houses.
Several species in the family Formicidae
- ‘We also came across a termite hill and lots of black ants.’
- ‘I also found thousands of small black ants harvesting seeds from some type of mustard plant.’
- ‘But last night, while my wife lay sleeping next to me, I noticed the wastebasket in our loft was teeming with hundreds of large black ants.’
- ‘I found funny spiders, beetles, butterflies, a bumble bee, red ants and black ants.’
- ‘Thin spider webs dangled from every corner as a few black ants scuttled over the carpet.’
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