Reconstruction of musculature inside the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant

29 Aug 2017

This image shows a 3D reconstruction of the arrangement of muscles inside the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, shown in red, and the stinger, showed in green. This ant species has many muscles in the abdomen, which suggests that its sting is quite powerful and functional for predation. (Image credit: OIST Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, http://arilab.unit.oist.jp/)

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