Consider the lowly Ants, who have inhabited this planet since Dinosaur times (110-150 million years ago).
Who are we humans to hold them in such low regard?
Ant colonies comprise "Super Organisms", which act in a perfect unison unparalleled even by mankind.
Together inside their nests they form living structures made up entirely of fellow Ants.
Ants thrive on every continent other than Antartica and can easily adapt to urban environments.
Although miniscule in size, these industrious insects always alter their surroundings to suit their needs.
Much larger creatures are brought down by teams of small and medium workers as well as soldiers.
A Queen commands millions of female subjects while wasp-like males (Drones) are reserved for breeding.
All-in-all, Ants represent an evolutionary pinnacle at their tiny organic scale.
In truth, we're the ones intruding on a civilization that might eventually outlive our own!
Image: Ant Holding Micro-Chip