bulldog ant


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bulldog ant

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(Animals) another name for bull ant
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Noun1.bulldog ant - any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmeciabulldog ant - any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmecia
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
genus Myrmecia, Myrmecia - bulldog ants
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By comparison, about 10% of individually numbered foragers of the phylogenetically related night-active bulldog ant Myrmecia pyriformis Smith have been reported to depart their nest repeatedly (usually twice, but up to 4 times in one individual) in a 1-night observation period [17].
The jack jumper ant is a species of the bulldog ant and it gets its name from the hopping motion it performs when agitated.
Meet the bulldog ant. (Wasps and scorpions start running now.) Described as "an ant with attitude" and "very streetwise", bulldog ants (or Phil Mitchell ants) are so aggressive, so anti-ant, they hunt alone, and will turn on each other if there's no-one else around to ruck with.