Giant Red Bull Ant
Head, front
Adelaide Hills
Giant Red Bull Ant
Antenna Socket, Eye, Mandibles & Foot
 
    
Giant Red Bull Ant (Myrmecia nigriscapa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Bull Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmeciinae)
Species: Giant Red Bull Ant (Myrmecia nigriscapa)
This Photo:     Neck & 3 Jewels (actually 3 Ocelli)

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
The 3 Jewels are actually 3 simple eyes, called Ocelli. They are reduced (probably don't work) as this class of ant doesn't fly.
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.