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Myrmecia nigrocincta are commonly known as the Jumper Ant or Jumping Jack. These ants are known for their ability to jump up to 10 centimetres.

They have a powerful, venomous sting and prefer to forage in trees, where they are also known to pollinate certain flowers. Colonies of these ants are found in eastern Australia.

Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW
Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW
Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW
Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW
Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW
Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW
Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW
Jumper Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Stony Range Botanic Garden NSW

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Ptergotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Formicidae
  • Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
  • Genus: Myrmecia
  • Species: Myrmecia nigrocincta

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks to Sharon Ballard for ID, member of Entomology Australia “Invertebratology”, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/507004496955277/
  2. Myrmecia nigrocincta Smith, 1858, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/80334fbe-8e17-4e1d-8daa-1ea1795f9e59
  3. Species: Myrmecia nigrocincta Smith, 185, AntWeb, https://www.antweb.org/description.do?rank=species&genus=myrmecia&species=nigrocincta&project=worldants
  4. Myrmecia nigrocincta, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrmecia_nigrocincta

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