The Fierce Stinger of an Ant (Odontomachus bauri)
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The Fierce Stinger of an Ant (Odontomachus bauri)

Odontomachus bauri

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Hand-colored scanning electron micrograph of an ant stinger (Odontomachus bauri), by Martin Oeggerli.

O. baud is a species of ponerinae ant, also known as trap jaw ants.

In general, the stingers of ants are believed to be rudiments, which have evolved from early solitary hunting hymenopterans. Modern species with a conserved stinger belong to different sub-families, while their closest relatives may have reduced this ancient weapon (especially the more herbivorous species).