Of the trillions of insects that crawl over this earth, the lowly ants are the most ubiquitous, conspicuous, and universally recognized. They have also been in the news lately. A Harvard professor recently won a Pulitzer prize for his book about ants and their societal behavior. Not long ago, a Science magazine article revealed that a species of leaf-cutter ants has been gardening fungi for 23 million years. So they're not only everywhere, they've been there forever.
Rondeau, Roger E.
"A Chantant Ant Anthology,"
Word Ways: Vol. 29
, Article 18.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol29/iss2/18