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Bullet Ants (Paraponera clavata)

Posted on Feb 20, 2015

Bullet Ants (Paraponera clavata)

This last trip to Panama was definitely the trip of the Bullet Ants (Paraponera clavata) according to RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser as there was a lot of activity with this species. On some of the nights hikes our crew saw upwards of a hundred individuals, even getting to watch the activity of a nest at the base of an enormous tree. Male soldiers with wings started to fly into the main research hut! It may feel like we will never see ants again in some of our below zero and snow-covered backyards, but they will be out in full force again soon enough. Photographed by RTPI Affiliate Sean...

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