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มดง่าม

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มดง่าม

Postby John » Sun May 12, 2019 5:58 am

Is มดง่าม a variety of ant? I found the word in a children's reader.
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Re: มดง่าม

Postby Thomas » Sun May 12, 2019 7:58 am

ง่าม ๒ /ง่าม/
[นาม] ชื่อมดขนาดเล็กชนิด Phidologeton diversus ในวงศ์ Formicidae สีน้ำตาลแก่จนเกือบดำตลอดตัว อยู่กันเป็นฝูงใหญ่ๆ ในฝูงจะพบพวกที่ทำหน้าที่เฝ้ารังขนาดใหญ่กว่าตัวธรรมดา ๒ - ๓ เท่าปะปนอยู่ มีกรามเห็นเป็นง่ามใหญ่ อาศัยอยู่ตามพื้นดิน ใกล้บ้านเรือน เดินกันเป็นทาง ขนเศษอาหาร หรืออาจพบในแปลงปลูกพืช.

For Phidologeton diversus see https://www.antstore.net/shop/de/Ameise ... ersus.html
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Re: มดง่าม

Postby Thomas » Sun May 12, 2019 8:29 am

Sry, wrong language chosen.

https://www.antstore.net/shop/en/ants/A ... ersus.html

มดง่าม = Marauder ants, Asian Army ants

Please note, however, the plural in ants.
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Re: มดง่าม

Postby John » Mon May 13, 2019 5:29 am

Thanks. It's been a long time since we've interacted on this site.
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