Cretaceous fossil record shows how the "ant of hell" hunted its prey

A few years ago 99 millions of years, an ant unlike any other that is alive today was in the midst of a savage scythe attack when the plant resin froze the insect, along with its prey, in a final predatory picture.

Now, a new research based on this amber-tinged window towards the Cretaceous confirms that calls “ants from hell” they did a killing with the help of recurved jaws that swayed upwards, immobilizing or even impaling the prey against a horn-shaped lump protruding from its forehead, Lucy Hicks reports Science.

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