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Myrmecia esuriens, known as Tasmanian Inchman, is a species of bulldog ant that is endemic to Tasmania.

Worker of this species reach sizes in excess of 18 mm, this being medium-sized for the Myrmecia genus where some members reach over 30 mm in length. Like other members of the genus, this ant is known for its aggression. The sting is noted to be painful but not approaching the potency of Myrmecia pilosula.

Myrmecia esuriens inhabits forest, rocky outcrops, and undergrowth, often being found under rotten wood. They nest in soil, making mounds that are sometimes partially covered by pebbles or vegetation.

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