Myrmecia nigrocincta - bull ant
North Queensland, Australia
This color-coded Myrmecia ant lends itself to an ant anatomy lesson. From front to back: yellow mandibles, black head, red pronotum, black mesonotum, red propodeum, red petiole, black post-petiole, and golden gaster. The bright coloration serves to warn predators of this ant's painful sting.
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