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Harpegnathos saltator is a species of ant found across the Indian subcontinent and is sometimes known as Jerdon's jumping ant.

They are characterised by their particularly large eyes and long mandibles, constricted abdomen and their ability to leap considerable distance relative to their size.

Mature colonies are small, containing few individuals when contrasted with most other species. Workers can reach over 14 mm in length. Sexual reproductive's are very similar in appearance to workers are not seldom much larger. Both workers and gynes can mate and lay fertilised eggs.

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