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Contact: Lee J. Siegel
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University of Utah

Eurhopalothrix zipacna

Caption: This photo shows the magnified monster-like face of the ant Eurhopalothrix zipacna, named after Zipacna, a vicious, crocodile-like demon of Mayan mythology. Found in the mountains of Guatemala and Honduras, it is among 33 new ants species discovered in Central America and the Caribbean by Jack Longino, a biologist at the University of Utah.

Credit: John T. Longino, University of Utah.

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