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swarm (all) over someone or something

to gather and move all about on someone or throughout something or some place. The ants swarmed all over our picnic table. The children swarmed over the furniture.
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swarm around someone or something

to gather or crowd around someone or something, in the manner of a swarm of bees. The little children swarmed around the lady with the candy. The bees swarmed around the flowers.
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swarm in(to something)

[for a throng] to crowd into something or some place. People were swarming into the auditorium to hear the guitarist. They swarmed in and ran for the best seats.
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swarm out of something

to move out of something in great numbers. The bees swarmed out of the hive. People swarmed out of the park at the end of the game.
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swarm through something

to gather in a crowd and move through something or some place. The shoppers swarmed through the store, buying everything in sight. The locusts swarmed through the field, eating the entire harvest.
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swarm with someone or something

to be abundant or crowded with moving people or things. The playground was swarming with children, and I couldn't find my own. The picnic blanket swarmed with ants.
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swarm with

To be full of some things or some people; abound or teem with some things or some people: The rotten log swarmed with insects. The courtroom is swarming with reporters.
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One may also ask whether this group of misclassified observations constitutes a third group, given that tree and horizontal swarmers are real TABULAR DATA OMITTED groups that are described effectively by the five observed variables.
For locality number 3--that is, Outokumpu alone--where tree and horizontal swarmers are sympatric, there is much less overlap.
The horizontal and tree swarmers at Outokumpu are genetically distinct.
Only a few samples have been collected from areas outside the known area of distribution of horizontal swarmers in eastern-central Finland.
The other horizontally orientating populations extend from this site to the north; they are genetically less divergent, and tree swarmers have not been observed from these northern localities.
Interestingly, the horizontal swarmers are completely included within the major branch of tree swarmers in figure 5.
The allopatric hypothesis can be saved by introducing a third, reproductively isolated taxon, here represented by the horizontal swarmers at site 3, Outokumpu.
If locusts can be prevented from becoming swarmers, the problem can be stopped at the source.
Swarmers are winged termites called alates that take flight to mate and start new colonies.
Discovering swarmers indoors also means that there's a colony in your house.
Collect some of the swarmers you find--dead or alive--in a plastic bag or jar.
Like swarmers, "mud tubes" are a common sign of termites.
NPMA advises homeowners to have their homes inspected annually and especially if they've noticed swarmers.
Other indicators of drywood termites include discarded wings, dead swarmers near light sources, severely blistered wood and pinhead-sized holes in walls from which drywood termites kick out frass.