Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Major Worker

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1685

A subcaste of social insects consisting of especially large workers. In ants, this subcaste is often specialized for defense, and called soldiers. (contrast with media and minor workers)

 Ants

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