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Trap-jaw ant

Trap-jaw ant
Genus: Odontomachus

This ant's bite is literally faster than a speeding bullet. The trap-jaw ant, a stealthy hunter, stalks its prey with its formidable mandibles wide open. When tiny hairs protruding from its jaw come in contact with its victim, the ant's mandibles snap shut in under a millisecond. The lightning-fast jaws also serve another purpose. If closed on a hard, flat surface, they can actually catapult the ant through the air, a technique the trap-jaw uses to cross enemy lines.


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