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Jack jumper ant ( Myrmecia pilosula) Large ant approx. 25 mm foraging for food on agapanthus plant. Much of the time they are found by themselves. Jack jumper,Myrmecia pilosula Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Jack jumper ant ( Myrmecia pilosula)

Large ant approx. 25 mm foraging for food on agapanthus plant. Much of the time they are found by themselves.

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The Myrmecia pilosula, commonly known as the jack jumper, jumping jack, hopper ant, or jumper ant, is a species of venomous ant native to Australia. Most frequently found in Tasmania and southeast mainland Australia, it is a member of the genus ''Myrmecia'', subfamily Myrmeciinae, and was formally described and named by British entomologist Frederick Smith in 1858. This species is known for the ability to jump long distances. These ants are large; workers and males are approximately the same size:.. more

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Uploaded Jan 2, 2019. Captured Jan 1, 2019 16:15.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO6400
  • 89mm