World fastest ant “Saharan silver ant” found in northern Sahara

The Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking 855 millimetres nearly a metre per second. Its scientific name is Cataglyphis bombycina. Silver ants travel 108 times their body length per second and have a stride rate 10 times that of Usain Bolt. A team of German researchers from the University of Ulm and Freiburg(Germany) discovered the ant in Douz area of Tunisia in Northern Sahara.

Source: The Guardian

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