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odontomachus sp.. The mandibles of the Trap-jaw Ant strike...
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Image #: DSC_6474-20001
Species: odontomachus sp.
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: The mandibles of the Trap-jaw Ant strikes at such high velocity, it is said to be one of the fastest movements in the animal kingdom. Its formidable mandibles are capable of opening 180 degrees and kept locked in that position until some unfortunate prey triggers it off by touching the fine sensory hairs located on the inside of its mandibles.
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