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Photo © sea-kangaroo, some rights reserved
Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia (Google, OSM)
-37.619697, 142.335645
Accuracy: 472m
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The Piccaninny.

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Aug. 10, 2012 12:52:39 -0700
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I don't know, it looked a lot like some kind of bull ant to me. The jaws are a lot longer than the green ants' that I've seen (put up second photo from different angle), and it was wandering around by itself and very defensive when I got within five feet of it, which is more like the other bull/jumper ants I've encountered. I'm no ant expert, though.

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 1 year ago (Flag)
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It does look a lot like a bullet ant from that angle, your right. The defense posture in the original picture just looks identical to what weaver ants do. Maybe its a ponerine ant?

Posted by eagle300 over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Red Bull Ant - Photo (c) John Tann, some rights reserved (CC BY)
eagle300's ID: Red Bull Ant (Myrmecia gulosa)

I think that's right...

Posted by eagle300 over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Red Bull Ant - Photo (c) John Tann, some rights reserved (CC BY)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Red Bull Ant (Myrmecia gulosa)
Posted by sea-kangaroo over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Red Bull Ant - Photo (c) John Tann, some rights reserved (CC BY)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Red Bull Ant (Myrmecia gulosa)
Red Bull Ant - Photo (c) John Tann, some rights reserved (CC BY)
eagle300's ID: Red Bull Ant (Myrmecia gulosa)
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