Myrmecia sp.

Myrmecia sp.

The Bulldog Ant of the Myrmecia genus consists of at least 94 species of ant that appeared 100 million years ago in the cretaceous period and were once consistent through the world, though nowadays are found mainly throughout Australia. They are also known as inch ants and as their name suggests, grow up to an inch or just shy of 2.5cm in length. These ants are known for their aggressive natures and venomous sting and have been observed preying upon bees and other ant species.

Location : Melbourne, Australia
Subject : Myrmecia sp.
Lens : Canon EF 100m f/2.8 USM