Jumper Ant


  • The jumper ant, Myrmecia nigrocincta (length 12–17 mm) is a distinctive black and reddish-brown species with yellowish jaws.
  • Venom-loaded stinger is in the gaster; stings are very painful.
  • Their waist is composed of two segments, with the second one broadly attached to the gaster.
  • Characteristic long, thin mandibles.
  • Size range 8–30 mm long and a few species even longer.