Jedi Ant - The Force is strong with Tetramorium jedi, an ant species that inhabits the lowland rainforests of Madagascar.  The species was described in 2012 in the journal Zootaxa: "This new species is named after the fictional, noble, and wise guardians of peace from the 'Star Wars' universe created by George Lucas," the study's authors wrote in their paper.

9 Animals with 'Star Wars'-Inspired Names

Jedi Ant - The Force is strong with Tetramorium jedi, an ant species that inhabits the lowland rainforests of Madagascar. The species was described in 2012 in the journal Zootaxa: "This new species is named after the fictional, noble, and wise guardians of peace from the 'Star Wars' universe created by George Lucas," the study's authors wrote in their paper.

PHEIDOLE DROGON The spiny back of Pheidole drogon reminded scientists of the fierce Drogon, a black dragon from the "Game of Thrones" book series by George R. R. Martin, which has also been adapted into a television series on HBO. While the new ant species is far smaller than its fantastical namesake, the insect's dragon-like spine likely acts as an anchor for the species' large muscles, according to researchers.

In Images: Meet the Top 10 Newfound Species

PHEIDOLE DROGON The spiny back of Pheidole drogon reminded scientists of the fierce Drogon, a black dragon from the "Game of Thrones" book series by George R. R. Martin, which has also been adapted into a television series on HBO. While the new ant species is far smaller than its fantastical namesake, the insect's dragon-like spine likely acts as an anchor for the species' large muscles, according to researchers.

The honeypot ant - a perfect example of nature’s strategy to survive in bad times. The honeypot ant or honey ant, is a normal ant species, but has adopted a special strategy to survive when there is a lack of food. Some of the working ants eat food and divert it into sweet syrup and save this syrup in their abdomens. For that, there abdomen grows big like a pot, sometimes to the size of a grape.

The honeypot ant - a perfect example of nature’s strategy to survive in bad times. The honeypot ant or honey ant, is a normal ant species, but has adopted a special strategy to survive when there is a lack of food. Some of the working ants eat food and divert it into sweet syrup and save this syrup in their abdomens. For that, there abdomen grows big like a pot, sometimes to the size of a grape.

A total of 33 previously unknown ant species have been discovered in Central America and the Caribbean. The nearly blind ants live in leaf litter and rotten logs in rainforests and are all quite tiny, each less than one-twelfth of an inch (2 millimeters) in length, according to new research.

A total of 33 previously unknown ant species have been discovered in Central America and the Caribbean. The nearly blind ants live in leaf litter and rotten logs in rainforests and are all quite tiny, each less than one-twelfth of an inch (2 millimeters) in length, according to new research.

No queen of the ant species had been seen since 1887; now many colonies have been collected.

Scientists have re-discovered a fungus-farming ant that uses insect poop as fertilizer

No queen of the ant species had been seen since 1887; now many colonies have been collected.

bullet ant...The bullet ant is the largest ant species in the world and has a highly toxic sting that can incapacitate animals the size of fully grown men.

bullet ant...The bullet ant is the largest ant species in the world and has a highly toxic sting that can incapacitate animals the size of fully grown men.

https://flic.kr/p/TSLBRd | Labidus sp. male | Found this dead about a month ago, and last week i was able to photograph it. At first i thought this was some ant species queen's, and actually didn't even noticed how gorgeous it was till the point of shooting it. Only when i took it out of the alcohol to be cleaned i saw it was a male. After the stacks and post i was very curious about it's id. So i did some research and narrowed down to a subfamily: ecitoninae. And later that week a friend…

https://flic.kr/p/TSLBRd | Labidus sp. male | Found this dead about a month ago, and last week i was able to photograph it. At first i thought this was some ant species queen's, and actually didn't even noticed how gorgeous it was till the point of shooting it. Only when i took it out of the alcohol to be cleaned i saw it was a male. After the stacks and post i was very curious about it's id. So i did some research and narrowed down to a subfamily: ecitoninae. And later that week a friend…

New ant species Paratopula bauhinia (Golden Tree Ant) discovered https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803075752.htm

New ant species Paratopula bauhinia (Golden Tree Ant) discovered

New ant species Paratopula bauhinia (Golden Tree Ant) discovered https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803075752.htm

If your home continuously invaded by ants, then instead of trying to fix the ant issue yourself, contact Bugs A to Z for a professional ant exterminator service in Los Angeles. Our ant exterminator services offer ant control solutions that are proven to eliminate a variety of ant species in a safe, reliable and effective manner.

If your home continuously invaded by ants, then instead of trying to fix the ant issue yourself, contact Bugs A to Z for a professional ant exterminator service in Los Angeles. Our ant exterminator services offer ant control solutions that are proven to eliminate a variety of ant species in a safe, reliable and effective manner.

This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution

This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

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