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A trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus hastatus) prowling at night I was slightly tempted to see what those jaws would do if I put my finger in front of them. But only slightly. Geotagged,Odontomachus hastatus,Peru,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

A trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus hastatus) prowling at night

I was slightly tempted to see what those jaws would do if I put my finger in front of them. But only slightly.

    comments (3)

  1. That would have been a tough call, but I wouldn't have tested it out either. ;P Posted 4 months ago
  2. Very happy with this, was recently struggling with some neotropical ants, they are so cool but underdocumented. I was wondering if you ever saw this excellent resource:
    https://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. I hadn't seen that -- it's a great resource! I know who Alex Wild is from his tweets, which often include outstanding invertebrate photography. Posted 4 months ago

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A large (~13 mm) and aggressive arboreal ant that forages nocturnally.

Species identified by John Sullivan
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By John Sullivan

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Uploaded Feb 17, 2022. Captured Jan 27, 2022 18:37 in FRC9+GG Mazán District, Peru.
  • DC-G9
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO800
  • 60mm