Ants are renowned for their industriousness. Ask the grasshopper in the story by Aesop. He had to come begging the hardworking ant for food when winter came because he had frittered away his summer.
"The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness" is from the August 20, 2018 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by James Gorman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.