BULLDOG ANT FACTS
Bulldog Ant worker has dark red head, thorax and body down to the "waist". The mandibles, antennae, and legs are lighter red. The bulbous part of the abdomen (gaster) is black. The body has sparse short yellow hairs. The mandibles are long - about same length as the head with thirteen teeth, with every third tooth larger and broader than the other two in between. The queen is larger and sturdier than the workers with similar colour. The queen has shorter mandibles, and only one small tooth between the larger teeth instead of two. Myrmecia brevinoda is one of the largest ants in Australia.
Length: worker 13mm to 20mm; Queen about 25mm.
found in eastern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
|Common Name:||Bulldog Ant|
Relatives in same Genus
Tasmanian Inchman (M. esuriens)
Bulldog Ant (M. forficata)
Red Bull Ant (M. gulosa)
Bulldog Ant (M. nigriceps)
Jack Jumper Ant (M. pilosula)