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Two new species of the rodeo and the ants” that go on the larger ants have been discovered in The Lone Star State.
The new species was discovered by Alex Wild, curator of entomology, and associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin and a researcher, Jennifer Schlauch.
“‘I’ ant? Only in Texas!,” tweeted in the Department of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin.
A DEADLY FUNGUS MAKES ZOMBIE ANTS”, AND TAKES UP IN THEIR JAWS AND LEAD TO SUICIDE
Only two of the individuals, respectively, of the new species have been discovered, according to the New Scientist. The Wild forwards, Fox News, images of the new “social parasite” species, Solenopsis inquilina, and Solenopsis infiltrator, on the back of the larger host ants.
Solenopsis infiltrator in Pheidole tetra – focus-stacked image of the dead ones. (Alex Wild/University of Texas at dallas)
The ants have been grabbing the attention of short. The mention of the science journal ZooKeys, Gizmodo reported last year that there will be a new type of “exploding ants,” has been discovered in South-east Asia.
A recent study has shown that close to 1 million, “cannibal ants were discovered in an abandoned Soviet-era bunker in Poland, which has been used for the storage of nuclear weapons. Caught in the bunker on the “all years” for the insects to resort to eating their companions, according to the researchers.
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The little queen of the social parasite Solenopsis inquilina rides on the back of the host, Pheidole dentata on Monday.
(Alex Wild/University of Texas at dallas)
Earlier this year, the speed of the fastest ant in the world, with the fast bug, travelling at 108 times the length of the body in a few seconds. The ant’s speed was the human equivalent of 360 miles per hour, according to the researchers.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz and Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this article.
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