ANT (נְמָלָה, H5805, ant, all Eng VSS). The name ant is technically and popularly given to insects, forming a family of the order Hymenoptera (membranous wings) containing over 10,000 species; only the sexual forms are winged, the great bulk of each colony being sexless workers and soldiers. Their most important feature is that all kinds are social, and form colonies ranging from a few dozen to perhaps a million. They vary greatly in size, and range from wholly carnivorous to wholly vegetarian. Some are entirely arboreal; others nest underground but travel widely in search of food. Palestine has many species, including some which are now house pests.