Definition of Little black ant
1. Noun. Tiny glossy black ant; nests outdoors but invades houses for food.
Generic synonyms: Ant, Emmet, Pismire
Group relationships: Genus Monomorium, Monomorium
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Literary usage of Little black ant
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1. The Handbook for Practical Farmers: Dealing with the More Important Aspects by Hugh Findlay (1920)
"The little black ant (Monomorium minimum), a, Male; &, pupa; c, female; d, same with wings; e, worker; /, larva; g, eggs; group of workers in line of march ..."
2. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1905)
"THE little black ant. Monomorium minutum Mayr. This species closely resembles the troublesome small red ant of the kitchen and pantry except that it is ..."
3. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"The nests of the little black ant are sometimes under stones in the yard, but are more often in the open. The nests have small craters about the entrances ..."
4. Little Folks' Land: The Story of a Little Boy in a Big World by Madge Alford Bigham (1907)
"One of the little black servants was named Bright Eyes—the dearest little black ant that ever was—and the red ants loved her very much, because she was such ..."
5. Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa, with Accounts of the by Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1868)
"It is a little black ant, living chiefly in the Camma country near the villages, and found traveling solitarily through the sand of the prairie. ..."
6. The Man Who Married the Moon by Charles F. Lummis (2001)
""If that is so," said the little black ant, "I will be the one to help you"; and he ran down to the world as fast as he could. When he got there he sent out ..."
7. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A...description of Man and Nature in the by Georg Hartwig (1877)
"These are regularly visited by parties of • little black ant, which may be seen going and coming to their heads, and attending them with the same care which ..."