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Jack jumper ant - Myrmecia pilosula Ant in nest under a treestump garding some pupae. Australia,Geotagged,Jack Jumper,Myrmecia pilosula,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

Jack jumper ant - Myrmecia pilosula

Ant in nest under a treestump garding some pupae.

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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 10, 2019. Captured Jan 2, 2019 17:45 in Galston Rd, Galston NSW 2159, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO6400
  • 200mm