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The ant is a common insect worldwide which is only briefly mentioned in the film franchise.

Description

Ants are insects of the Family Formicidae and are best known for their clearly segmented bodies and complex social structure. Ants occur on all continents except Antarctica, as well as several islands such as Greenland and Iceland. Ants have evolved to be very specialized, depending on the environment and species. Generally, an ant colony consists of at least one queen, a few fertile males, and worker ants. Depending on the species and social structures, there may be other social groups such as sterile females. Ants are largely wingless insects, but the queen ant may have wings, using them for mating flights but loosing them afterwards.

Function

In the DreamWorks Dragons Franchise, ants have no function other than as a general bug or size comparison.

In actuality, however, ants have a number of uses for humans including as a food source for some cultures, biological pest control, traditional medicine, as an object of scientific study, and even as pets in a well-contained terrarium.

Ants can also be pests to humans, such as the invasive and venomous Fire Ant.

Appearances

"Big Man on Berk"

Tuff mentions ants briefly in comparison to Fishlegs itching his legs due to an allergic reaction to the new wax that Gobber has started using on the Riders' dragon saddles.

He's itchier than a honey covered yak on an ant hill. ...What? You've never seen a honey covered yak on an ant hill? Because those things scratch. The image haunts my dreams.
  — Tuffnut  


The Serpent's Heir

Images of ants do not appear, but Hiccup refers to them when comparing the size of humans to that of the Foreverwing.

--As well as the Foreverwings themselves. We're gonna look like ants to them.
  — Hiccup  


Games

School of Dragons

Hiccup mentions ants during "Call of the Death Song" expansion in which he compares the Death Song nest with that of ants.

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References

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Ant on Wikipedia

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