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Hormiga Balin cazando

Odontomachus bauri


Large ant. About 1.6 cm, smaller than a bullet ant, this insect is known as "trap-jaws", it can open their jaws 180 ° and can close it at speeds of 126 to 230 kph (130 microseconds) so it is a super hunter.


Rainforest, from Nicaragua to the northern par of south America

2 Species ID Suggestions

Bullet ant
Paraponera clavata Paraponera clavata
ArisL 9 months ago
Dinoponera longipes
Dinoponera longipes

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ArisL 9 months ago

I think it may also be Dinoponera longipes, because it is actually pretty similar to the photo and is the only species in the genus Dinoponera found in Costa Rica. They are queenless. Instead, the brood is laid by the gamergate ant of the colony.

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 9 months ago

Surelly not a bullet ant. this is a Bullet ant ;

ArisL 9 months ago

Diaz José Miguel is right. This is may be a bullet ant. Bullet ants are a large species of ant, reaching more than 3cm in length. They are mostly found at the base of trees, but forage arboreally. According to Justin Schmidt's pain index, it has the most painflu sting of all known insects.

Just get the possible ID

Ahh Jose esta hormiga es mucho mas pequeña que la bala, se que les dicen balin, pero no conozco el genero.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 9 years ago

Esa es una bala

I will look for some more info.

Thank you for sharing, Jonathan Sequeira. I would really like to know more about this cute ant, I have been spotting it a lot in my gardens and even in some planters!!

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Heredia Province, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 18, 2014
Submitted on Aug 18, 2014

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