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Trap-jaw Ants Exhibit Previously Unseen Jumping Behavior [NC State University]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

A species of trap-jaw ant has been found to exhibit a previously unseen jumping behavior, using its legs rather than its powerful jaws. The discovery makes this species, Odontomachus rixosus, the only species of ant that can jump with either its legs or its mandibles.

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