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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.