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Genus Odontomachus - Trap-jaw Ants

Odontomachus sp. - Odontomachus clarus Ants (picture taken with Coolpix camera) - Odontomachus 052212Ants1 - Odontomachus ruginodis - male - female Flying black ant - Odontomachus Odontomachus sp - Odontomachus ruginodis Odontomachus sp - Odontomachus ruginodis Alate Trapjaw Ant - Odontomachus - male Odontomachus spp. - Odontomachus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Ponerinae
Tribe Ponerini
Genus Odontomachus (Trap-jaw Ants)
Identification
noted for their unusual mandibles, which are held open at 180ยบ and snap shut on a hair trigger(1)
Range
tropics and subtropics worldwide(1)
Internet References
Online Key, Mississippi State University (most likely requires specimen and a scope)