Trap-Jaw Ant Jumps with Its Legs or Its Mandibles

Trap-jaw ants have powerful mandibles that they use to capture and crush prey, and to fling themselves from danger. Now new research shows that a species of trap-jaw ant jumps with its legs, a previously unseen jumping behavior, rather than its jaws. The discovery makes this species, Odontomachus rixosus, the only species of ant that […]

Source: Entomology Today

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