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University of Utah

Octostruma convallis

Caption: Note the sideways-moving jaws on the face of this queen of the ant species Octostruma convallis, one of 33 new species of Central American and Caribbean ants discovered by Jack Longino, an entomologist and taxonomist at the University of Utah. Longino now has discovered more than 130 new species of ants during his career.

Credit: John T. Longino, University of Utah.

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