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Myrmecia pilosula is a species of bulldog ant native to Australia and is known as the jack jumper ant. These ants are found throughout Australia, but are mostly concentrated in Tasmania and the southeast area of South Australia.

Workers reach up to 12 mm length and get their name from their characteristic jumping motion when in an agitated state.

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