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  • Forget butterflies and bees, box like an ant: Study measures speed of trap-jaw ant boxing

    The trap-jaw ant species Odontomachus brunneus is the champion boxer, striking its opponents more than 41 times per second.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Andrew Suarez, call 217-244-6631; email suarez2@illinois.edu. To reach Adrian Smith, call 919-707-8095; email adrian.smith@naturalsciences.org. The paper “A comparative analysis of rapid antennation behavior in four species of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants” is available online.