Ants are a type of social insect found on every continent. There are many different species of ant.
The Bible holds up the ant as an example of a hard worker: "Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer aor ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." (Proverbs 6:6-8, NIV)
Ants are capable of carrying up to 100 times their own weight, which in relation to other creatures makes them extremely strong.