Ants of the World - Amblyopone oregonensis - Dracula Ants [LiveScience 2006-05-08]
Amblyopone oregonensis - Dracula Ants
Amblyopone is an ancient group of predaceous ants found worldwide. These subterranean ants have elongate mandibles and a characteristic broad posterior attachment of the petiole. Amblyopone ants are specialist predators of geophilomorph centipedes. Here a worker ant carries a centipede it has paralyzed back to her nest.
Photograph: Photographer and entomologist Alex Wild at the University of Arizona. ?? Alex Wild www.myrmecos.net