Ant: (Heb. nemalah, from a word meaning to creep, cut off, destroy),
referred to in
(Proverbs 6:6; 30:25) as distinguished for its prudent habits.
Many ants in Palestine feed on animal substances, but others draw
their nourishment partly or exclusively from vegetables. To the
latter class belongs the ant to which Solomon refers. This ant
gathers the seeds in the season of ripening, and stores them for
future use; a habit that has been observed in ants in Texas, India,