A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ANTS

Fri, 10 May '24
Certain infestation
Sun, 24 Mar '24
"The Empire of the ___" (H.G. Wells short story)
Tue, 12 Mar '24
Flik and Dot, in "A Bug's Life"
Sun, 25 Feb '24
They might come out of the woodwork
Sun, 21 Jan '24
Proverbial hard workers
Fri, 12 Jan '24
Marching band?
Sat, 6 Jan '24
Carpenters, maybe?
Thu, 21 Dec '23
Kitchen cabinet climbers
Fri, 15 Dec '23
At any one time, roughly 10,000 trillion of them roam the earth
Wed, 2 Aug '23
Life study of the biologist E. O. Wilson
Wed, 28 Jun '23
With 42-Across, source of restless anticipation
Mon, 15 May '23
Picnic nuisances
Sun, 16 Apr '23
Giant things in the 1954 sci-fi film "Them!"
Tue, 7 Feb '23
Members of a certain colony
Sun, 5 Feb '23
Six-foot runners?
Fri, 23 Sep '22
___ climbing a tree (Sichuan noodle dish)
Thu, 22 Sep '22
Creatures on an Escher Möbius strip
Tue, 20 Sep '22
Uninvited picnic guests
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Snacks for aardvarks
Sun, 3 Jul '22
Biologist E. O. Wilson's focus
Sun, 13 Feb '22
Ones in hills or farms
Sun, 30 Jan '22
Tiny foragers
Fri, 7 Jan '22
Little drones
Fri, 24 Sep '21
Snacks for some beetles
Sat, 28 Aug '21
Myrmecophobe's fear
Tue, 27 Jul '21
Social workers?
Fri, 25 Jun '21
Workers you wouldn't want to see in the office?
Mon, 22 Feb '21
Fare for aardvarks