Ants, Bees, and Wasps: A Record of Observations on the Habits of the Social Hymenoptera

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D. Appleton, 1882 - Ants - 448 pages

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Page 81 - On the 17th of June, 1804, whilst walking in the environs of Geneva, between four and five in the evening, I observed close at my feet, traversing the road, a legion of rufescent ants. They moved in a body with considerable rapidity, and occupied a space of from eight to ten inches in length by three or four in breadth. In a few minutes they quitted the road, passed a thick hedge, and entered a pasture ground where I followed them.
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Page 65 - Wherever they move, the whole animal world is set in commotion, and every creature tries to get out of their way. But it is especially the various tribes of wingless insects that have cause for fear, such as heavy-bodied spiders...

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