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Dracula ant, madibles, fastest animal movement
The mandibles of the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, are the fastest known moving animal appendages, snapping shut at speeds of up to 90 meters per second. | Adrian Smith
Animals

Dracula Ant Sets New Record for Fastest Animal Movement

The spring-loaded mandibles of the ant with the coolest name move at speeds up to 200 mph.

Entomology and animal biology professor Andrew Suarez and his colleagues studied the speed and mechanical characteristics of the Dracula ant. | L. Brian Stauffer