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Male Ant

Male Ant

Male Ant: Harpegnathos saltator

  • Nickname: Jerdon’s Jumping Ant
  • Habitat: Live in nests underground near plant roots. Originated from India.
  • Predators/Prey: Jumping ants can jump up to 2 cm high and 10 cm in distance to escape danger or catch flying prey.
  • Interesting facts: Small number of individuals per colony, but like other ant species their colonies include mostly female workers.

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Male Ant

This is the original scanning electron microscope (SEM) image before it was colorized.

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Male Ant

This is the original scanning electron microscope (SEM) image before it was colorized.

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