Odontomachus bauri - Trap-Jaw Ant
Portrait of a trap-jaw ant. The mandibles are locked open at 180º and slam shut on a hair trigger. Odontomachus bauri are medium to large sized ants, about a centimeter in length, found in the New World tropics.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.