As the most intelligent and technologically advanced species on Earth, we humans like to think that we own the place. But evolutionary success can be measured any number of ways. As evolutionary biologist Stephen G.
Take a look at the ants, #3:
Their evolutionary success has been attributed to their highly coordinated social organization, an ability to modify habitats, exploit resources, and defend themselves.
Nearly 12,500 species have been identified, but it's thought that as many as 22,000 species may actually exist.
Ants have also colonized virtually every landmass on Earth, and may comprise anywhere from 15 to 25% of the total terrestrial animal biomass. Put another way, ~ there are more ants on this planet by weight than all humans combined.