Long ago in days of yore when it was only Gen 3, I invented the Fire Ant Pokemon. Only becuase I’m not a biology buff I Never actually looked up ant species to make my critters more interesting and unique becuase hell, I’m not Gamefreak, I’m not even Bogleech. I just do the best I can with my general average joe knowledge of creatures. Even if I have to make up the knowledge.
Like I don’t know if Ants have a pupal stage, but I couldn’t resist giving Larvava a tiki-like volcano pupal stage becuase it’s such a cool and unique design.
Magmant and Volcaneen are admittedly sort of obvious ideas but, hey, they work, right? We didn’t have divergent evolution proper until, I dunno what was it, Gen 4? So this was a unique idea back then.