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Myrmecia forficata is a species of bull/bulldog ant native to Australia. The ants are recorded in the south eastern part of the country, but are most often found in Tasmania.

It is known as the inchman and has perhaps the most potent sting of the Myrmecia genus. In around 3% of cases, the sting causes anaphylaxis in humans. Workers of this species reach up to 25 mm in length.

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