Thaumatomyrmex is a rarely seen spider-like ponerine ant of Neotropical forests. These beguiling insects are specialized predators of spiny polyxenid millipedes, and their pitch-fork jaws allow the ants to keep prey at a distance while carefully stripping away the spines.
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