Weird, new ant
Recently discovered South American species shakes up ant family tree
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM September 29, 2008
The newly discovered ant, with mouthparts like forceps and no eyes, lives under the ground in South America.
|C. Rabeling, M. Verhaagh|
In the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, scientists have discovered a peculiar new species of ant. The insect has no eyes. Its body is pale. And its fanglike mouthparts are longer than the rest of its head.
If you happened to cross paths with the bizarre ant, you might imagine that it belongs on another planet. Even its name — Martialis heureka — playfully sug...
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