Passage IV

36. One main purpose of the last paragraph is to suggest that unlike their bouncer-defense jump, the trap-jaw ants’ escape jump may have arisen through:

  • A. the ants’ trying and failing to bite intruders.

  • B. a change in the structure of the mandibles of several lineages of ants.

  • C. an accidental behavior of the ants.

  • D. the ants’ experiencing a positive outcome when they would attack in a large group.