jumper ant

/ˈdʒʌmpər ænt/ (say 'jumpuhr ant)

noun
a reddish-black ant of the genus Promyrmecia, native to Australia, which grasps its victim with its jaws and gives a painful sting from its tail; found mainly in southern Australia.
{from its ability to jump from surrounding vegetation}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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