Prehistoric 'Hell Ant' Stuck in Amber Has Been Biting Its Prey For 99 Million Years (1)

1 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-01-11 14:34 ID:tLNiizcq

A long-extinct lineage of insect, known fondly as the 'hell ant', has been discovered frozen in 99-million-year-old amber, with its scythe-like jaw still pinning its prey.

According to scientists, this fierce predator is a newly identified species of prehistoric ant, known as Ceratomyrmex ellenbergeri, and it's the first time we've ever seen a hell ant actively feeding. Its meal is an extinct relative of the cockroach.

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