- Any of various small insects of the family Myrmecophilidae that live commensally with ants.
1911 February 1, William M. Mann, “Notes on the guests of somee Californian ants”, in Psyche, volume 18, page 28:
- The Californian ant-cricket, Myrmecophila formicarum Scudder occurs in practically every nest.
2005, David Grimaldi, Evolution of the Insects, page 209:
- Grylloidea contains the familiar crickets (Gryllidae) as well as the mole crickets (Gryllotalpidae) and ant crickets (Myrmecophilidae). Each of these families have a worldwide distribution, but only the gryllids are of any significant diversity.