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Odontomachus assiniensis.  The odd, alien-shaped head of a trap-jaw ant serves to house the set of muscles and latches that operate the ant's mandibular trap.

St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

Odontomachus assiniensis. The odd, alien-shaped head of a trap-jaw ant serves to house the set of muscles and latches that operate the ant's mandibular trap. St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

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