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  • Dracula ants possess fastest known animal appendage: the snap-jaw

    The mandibles of the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, are the fastest known moving animal appendages, snapping shut at speeds of up to 90 meters per second.

    The mandibles of the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, are the fastest known moving animal appendages, snapping shut at speeds of up to 90 meters per second.

    Photo by Adrian Smith

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Andrew Suarez, call 217-244-6631; email suarez2@illinois.edu.

    To reach Fred Larabee, call 503-886-9420; email LarabeeF@si.edu.  

    To reach Adrian Smith, call 919-707-8095; email: adrian.smith@naturalsciences.org