Myrmecia pilosula

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Myrmecia pilosula

a stinging ant of southeastern Australia responsible for most allergic reactions to ant venom.
Synonym(s): jack jumper ant
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The jack jumper ant is a species of the bulldog ant and it gets its name from the hopping motion it performs when agitated.
Scientists from The Vision Center and the Research School of Biology at the Australian National University experimented with Australian jack jumper ants traveling from trees to their nest to discover how the insects navigate.
The scientists captured a group of jack jumper ants from a foraging site, fed them and released the insects at a different location at least 10 meters from the nest, according to the release.
For some people living in Australia, jack jumper ants (Myrmecia pilosula) are no picnic.