Publication Date: 2009-08-15
Deep in a tropical forest, a million soldiers are on the march. They hold their heads high. Their huge hooked jaws are wide open. They are ready to do battle. Nothing can stand in the way of the flesh-eating killer ants, who bite their victims and tear them to pieces to carry to their nests for food. These ferocious ants live all over the world--different killer ant species include army ants in Central and South America, red fire ants in the southern United States, and bulldog ants in Australia. This intriguingly written and intricately ilustrated picture book about the varied appearances, development processes, habitats, social behavior, and hunting behavior of killer ants will make readers shudder deliciously with fear as they marvel at the ants' extraordinary lives.