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The social insects consist of the ants, the bees, and the termites, which live in colonies rather than living solitary.

But I've heard that there are some species of bee which are solitary and don't live in colonies.

Are there also any species anywhere of either ants or termites which are solitary?

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I do not know of any solitary ants, but there are species that form very small colonies.

One such species is Jerdon's Jumping Ant (Harpegnathos saltator). They usually live in colonies smaller than 100 individuals and workers may reproduce, so the colony can survive after the queen's death.

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