Army ant soldier showing large jaws

Army ant

Army ants live in Central and South America. They have a completely carnivorous diet. This is because they need a high fat content in their food so their larvae can complete their growth and development.

Scientific name: Eciton burchellii

Rank: Species

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Army ant taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Army ant can be found in a number of locations including: Amazon Rainforest, South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Army ant distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Rainforest Rainforest
Rainforests are the world's powerhouses, the most vital habitats on the planet. Characterised by high rainfall, they only cover 6% of the Earth across the tropical regions, but they contain more than half of its plant and animal species.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

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