National Geographic - Army Ants - BBC Wildlife Documentary

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The name army ant (or legionary ant or marabunta) is applied to over 200 ant species, in different lineages, due to their aggressive predatory foraging groups, known as "raids", in which huge numbers of ants forage simultaneously over a certain area.[1] Another shared feature is that, unlike most ant species, army ants do not construct permanent nests: an army ant colony moves almost incessantly over the time it exists. All species are members of the true ant family, Formicidae, but several groups have independently evolved the same basic behavioral and ecological syndrome. This syndrome is often referred to as "legionary behavior", and may be an example of convergent evolution.[2][n 1] Most New World army ants belong to the subfamily Ecitoninae, which contains two tribes: Cheliomyrmecini and Ecitonini. The former contains only the genus Cheliomyrmex, whereas the latter contains four genera: Neivamyrmex, Nomamyrmex, Labidus, and Eciton.[2] The largest genus is Neivamyrmex, which contains more than 120 species; the most predominant species is Eciton burchellii; its common name "army ant" is considered to be the archetype of the species. Old World army ants are divided between the Aenictini and Dorylini tribes. Aenictini contains more than 50 species of army ants in the single genus, Aenictus. However, the Dorylini contain the genus Dorylus, the most aggressive group of driver ants; 60 species are known.[citation needed] Originally, the Old World and New World lineages of army ants were thought to have evolved independently, in an example of convergent evolution. In 2003, though, genetic analysis of various species suggests that they all evolved from a single common ancestor, which lived approximately 100 million years ago at the time of the separation of the continents of Africa and South America.[2] Army ant taxonomy remains in flux, and genetic analysis will likely continue to provide more information about the relatedness of the various taxa.

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Tekkara : This is my favourt Game Of Thrones episode

Andreas Silva : Sooo ... Are the anthropomorphic parallels with human war, perhaps, just a tiny bit over-baked? Maybe just a wee tad? For the night is dark, and full of terrors. “Mom, when the raiders come, are we going to be ‘chewed into protein paste’?” “No honey - that’s just a story to frighten little bees. Now sleep tight.”

Samurai Gaming : I now feel very scared when I kicked that ant bed the other day

Sebas : My god this documentary is so dramatic. Very entertaining

Pvt. Jenkins : "Their SONS will feast like kings" Hmmmmm

Jonas Van Gelder : those crazy ants got balls.

don barbro : my question is why did they not tell the owner of the bees the hive was under attack

swoosh sheriff : You don't mess with the army ant

Majestic Satire : WOOO ANT WARS! Walentia (ant antion): WE DECLARE WAR ON THE ANT NATION OF SAPOOPIA

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Chipper Jardine : This video starts over at the end before its finished

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Godjira The King monster : Hornet queen: kidnap the bees Hornet: *kidnaps bee* bee: ahhhhhhhhh Hornets: *eats the bees*

Damn Vox : this is the most raw nature documentary and im living for it

Mandela Onchwati : Survival for the fittest

Bentley ;-; : I was laying in my bed while I watched this, now I feel like there’s ants in my bed.

Rexeil Carl Molina : 33:00 was my childhood, I always watched this part and I loved the fighting part

Ant nation : Let’s go steal a documentary and fool everyone


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Raul Petrascu : Why was this filmed like a horror movie?

Drink The live streamer : 13:00

Sidryje : This isnt army ants

Sam Man : سبحان الله العظيم

buzzer79 : its in HD so Hollzwood Dumbness and this pathetic sound effects at 23:20

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Piet Andersen : How does this only have 800 views.

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Dinoman106 : God the bees are very harsh!

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Anime Place : Hornets vs Honey Bees is a total murder .

Doug 1 : Interesting to say the least.

Coelhinho Fufu : This video should be rated 18+ xxx, seriously... is much more intense than watch a gore movie...I did not stand for 15 Minutes. Sorry, to much for me.

Charles Green : Bitch

coolEpicDoges32 : oooooooooooooooooo scary

Sun Millions : The ants like the white folks damn it explains now why the world is so messed up even the animals got shit goin on I'll be damn evil shit at that

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