Myrmecia are often called bulldog ants, bull ants, inch ants, sergeant ants or jumper ants. Here’s the top five facts about this strange insect, the bulldog ant.
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- Australia is home to many unique species of animal, including the small but fearsome Bulldog Ant.
- This red, angry-looking variety of ant is one of the largest and most aggressive species of ants on the planet.
- They have large mandibles and venomous stings that, in humans, causes intense pain, the worst of any insect sting, that can last for several days.
- Though ants typically have limited vision, Bulldog Ants can see and identify targets from about a meter away.
- Bizarrely, if the Bulldog Ant is cut in two, the head and the tail will actually fight and seek to kill each other.