- The fear of ants.
2001 January 30, R Fontana, “Re: nat”, in alt.usage.english, Usenet:
- Ants are a special kind of bug. I think they are easily squashed by the foot; I'm sure I've unintentionally squashed a number of them with my feet in my adult life, and when I was a young child I believe I used to squash an occasional ant either for sport or more likely as a reaction to some feeling of myrmecophobia.
- 2007, Claire Cook, Life's a Beach, Hyperion (2007), ISBN 9781401303242, page 134:
- Possibly it was fear of ants, which by the way, is myrmecophobia.