Column addition 5: Ingenious Ants

Further Challenges

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Further Challenges

  • Can you create an A-Z of insects with A for ant at the beginning and Z for zoraptetera (the angel insect) at the end? You could always visit this page on the website if you need to fill in some gaps. Once you have done this, give each insect a numerical value according to the number of letters in the species name.

e.g. ant = 3, zorapterera = 11

Can you calculate the total value of your A-Z of insects?

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Related Clip

A colony of wood ants defend their nest by spraying formic acid.

Credit: BBC Two – Natural World

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