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Colobopsis explodens

Ants that ‘explode’ to fight foes discovered

KUALA LUMPUR: A species of ant that "explodes" and gives off a toxic, sticky liquid to fight off foes and keep its colony safe has been discovered in the jungles of Borneo island, scientists said Friday. The creatures, which have the scientific name Colobopsis explodens, were found by a team of researchers in the tiny state of Brunei, which inhabits a sliver of land in the north of the biodiverse island. When threatened by other insects, worker ants can rupture the wall of their body, which leads to their death and the…