In the latest episode Iso encounters the giant green ant! (hope thats green) but wait...
The body shape of it is really weird, It has a bulbous abdomen like a spider, but 3 body segments, 6 legs and antennae.
On inspection it is more like a wingless wasp or a velvet ant. You see the order hymenoptera (wasps and bees) has the family of ants which are called Formicidae. When it comes to identifying ants, specifically formicadae as opposed to velvet ants (which are not in the family formicadae) the identifying feature of formicadae is their elbowed antennae versus typically curly or straight antennae.
Another notable thing is the the large brown ant lacks sizable mandibles, which are another significant feature of most hymenoptera and specifically of ants.
iirc, most of the time when an insect is flightless it is limited to the female, while the male does have flight. In the case of Velvet ants the females lack wings and can sting, while the males can fly. I'd say it's safe to say that the ant is female, or a drone.
I'll ignore the rolling pellets the ant spits and cough it up to creative choices.
It's pretty clear that the Big Ant has curly and whipping antennae that lack a distinct elbow. It also has no visible mandibles either altohugh this could simply be due to the angle which we view it from. This means that is either a rare depiction of a wingless wasp in a video game, or that this is an old game and the sprite artists didn't research things deeply.
Fun-facts! Formicidae refers to the fasct that to ant stings containing formic-acid. Velvet ants, which are actually flightless wasps, look like large ants with bright red hair on their heads and abdomens. They are super cool looking and it turns out that they probably one of the most painful stings in the insect world, earning them their nickname of cow killer.
You think that velvet ants not near your area? hehe sorry but I've found them in the hills of Orange County and as far north as Shasta County.
Oh man, insects.