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Giant ant

1 (worker)
2 (soldier)
3 (drone)
4 (queen)
Formic, myrmicine
Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 16

Army ant swarm
This deathweb is formed from the husk of a giant ant.

Ants are eusocial insects that live in large underground colonies.1


Ants are highly eusocial insects and live in large groups, which inhabit underground hives either burrowed out by the insects or formed from preexisting caves. Ants are divided into a number of biological castes, including workers, warriors armed with stings, winged drones that seek food sources, and a queen. Ants are omnivores, and feed on both fungus grown within the hive and on animal prey.1


Army ants

Army ants move in large swarms, forming living carpets of insects that seek to devour all in their paths.1

Giant ants

Giant ants closely resemble their smaller relatives in appearance and behavior, but can grow to the size of ponies.1

In religion

Ants are the sacred animals of the nascent demon lord Izyagna2 and the harbinger Cixyron.3 They are also among the favored animals of Zon-Kuthon.4

On Golarion

Giant ants are known to be a particular menace to those travelling across the Qadiran region of the Plains of Paresh.5


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 2, 20. Paizo Inc., 2020
  2. James Jacobs. “Demonkind” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 38. Paizo Inc., 2010
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 112. Paizo Inc., 2017
  4. Amanda Hamon, et al. Animal Archive, inside back cover. Paizo Inc., 2013
  5. Jessica Price. “Adventuring in Qadira” in Qadira, Jewel of the East, 40. Paizo Inc., 2017

External links

  • Ant (real-world insect) on Wikipedia