bull ant


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bull ant

n
(Animals) any large Australian ant of the genus Myrmecia, having a powerful stinging bite: subfamily Ponerinae. Also called: bulldog ant
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In the first ever study of what triggers twilight activity in animals, Narendra and colleagues carried out a field study of the Australian bull ant.
Caution should be exercised, as the soldier and bull ants are there for a reason, and will attack careless fingers and naked toes, sinking their nippers into one's flesh, inflicting quite a painful bite.