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Bullet Ant rage in the Amazon Bullet Ants are known to have one of the most painful bites of all insects, causing 24 hours of pure agony. They are everywhere in the Amazon jungle, usually at the base of trees in populations of a few hundred. In this case, our guide tapped this tree to wake them up. This results in a panic in the nest, with soldiers attacking the source of the noise. They are incredibly fast and very large. Beware. Amazon,Ants,Brazil,Bullet Ants,Geotagged,Paraponera clavata,insects Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Bullet Ant rage in the Amazon

Bullet Ants are known to have one of the most painful bites of all insects, causing 24 hours of pure agony. They are everywhere in the Amazon jungle, usually at the base of trees in populations of a few hundred. In this case, our guide tapped this tree to wake them up. This results in a panic in the nest, with soldiers attacking the source of the noise. They are incredibly fast and very large. Beware.

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''Paraponera'' is a genus of ant consisting of a single species, commonly known as the lesser giant hunting ant, conga ant, or bullet ant , named on account of its powerful and potent sting, which is said to be as painful as being shot with a bullet. It inhabits humid lowland rainforests from Nicaragua south to Paraguay. The bullet ant is called "Hormiga Veinticuatro" or "24 ant" by the locals, referring to the 24 hours of pain that follow being stung.

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Uploaded Dec 23, 2011. Captured Sep 7, 2011 21:11 in R. Um, 71 - Puraquequara, Manaus - Amazonas, Brazil.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO1600
  • 70mm