Why are army ants often called driver ants?
The army ants are often called the driver ants because they lead the others when they are either building something or migrating.
The main weapons of all the army ants are their jaws, especially the very large jaws of the major soldiers. There are several subfamilies of army ants, and some of subfamilies have stings as well. Some of the African army ants do not have stings and others do. The American army ants (Eciton) all have stings.
Army ants are found in the rainforests and tropical areas. They can also be found in mountains, and in the carribean. Usually they appear to be in humid temperatures.If you want more info on the habitat, or migrating patterns of army ants go to (=channel.nationalgeographic.com/.../great-migrations-science-army-ant =)
Ants natural predators are insects other than the Hymenoptera, arachnids, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and fungi. Naturally everything will prey on ants from an anteater to sparrow. Even ants will prey on other ants such as Fire Ants and Army Ants. Though on the flip side ants will prey on anything from other insects to amphibians so long as they're in large numbers (like the Army Ants).