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Jack jumper ant

Myrmecia pilosula

Description:

A large carnivorous foraging ant, jack jumpers are usually around 12 mm in length and have a black body with orange legs and mandibles. Their bite is painful and it is well known for some people to react with severe anaphylaxis.

Habitat:

Jack jumpers build their nests beneath rocks or in open ground, constructing a mound of fine gravel between 20 - 40 cm across.

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Mr.Swift
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Mr.Swift

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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