Newly discovered big-headed ants use spines for support

Muscles hidden in spiky growths along necks of worker ants

Pheidole drogon

A STORM OF SPINES  A newly discovered ant species, named Pheidole drogon after a dragon in Game of Thrones, sports spines that resemble a dragon wing and claw. The ants can’t fly or breathe fire, but their spines are filled with muscles, which may lend support to their giant heads.

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