Myrmecia nigrocincta - bull ant
North Queensland, Australia
Myrmecia bull ants are sometimes called "jack-jumpers." This ant proved difficult to photograph as it kept leaping up onto the camera, a distance of several centimeters.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.