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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Living things  >  Eukaryotes  >  Animals  >  Invertebrates  >  Arthropods  >  Insects  >  Hymenoptera  >  Ants  >  Bull ants
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Animal weapons: bulldog ant

This is a colour clip showing Australian bulldog ants (also known as bull ants) attacking and killing their prey. The ants attack a honey bee, grasping it with their jaws and arching their bodies to sting the bee. The bee, lacking in flexibility, is unable to launch its stinger. They also kill a beetle, giving it to their ...

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Small ant on the eye of a bull ant worker

This is a black-and-white image, produced by a scanning electron microscope (SEM), of a small ant ('Carebara atomus', previously 'Oligomyrmex atomus') on the eye of a bull ant worker ('Myrmecia brevinoda'), dramatically showing the extraordinary disparity in their sizes. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, ...

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Bull ant queen

This is a colour photograph of a bull ant queen ('Myrmecia' sp) that has shed her wings. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.)

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Bull ant worker

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a bull ant worker ('Myrmecia nigriceps'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.)

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Head of a bull ant

This is a scanning electron micrograph of the head of a bull ant, 'Myrmecia' sp, showing the characteristic long toothed mandibles and large compound eyes. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.)