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Watch out! The venomous 'rocket ant' with jaws like a beartrap that is invading the US

•, By Mark Prigg

It also backs a venomous sting - and is invading the US.

The giant Trap-jaw ants are spreading across the US, researchers warned today.

The research was done by scientists at North Carolina State University, the Mississippi Entomological Museum, the University of California, Davis and Archbold Biological Station.

'The fact that some of these species are spreading is interesting, in part, because these giant ants have managed to expand their territory without anyone noticing,' says Magdalena Sorger of North Carolina State and co-author of a paper describing the ant species.


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