Jumper Ant

Promyrmecia Spp.

Appearance

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  • 13-15mm
  • Usually yellow and black

Lifecycle

The ant’s life cycle passes through egg, larva, pupa and adult phases

Habits

  • They have a habit of jumping
  • Typically nests outdoors in soil, building mound-type nests
  • Located mostly in bushy areas, and rarely enters buildings
  • They search for food on the ground or on low vegetation, primarily during the day but a few will also forage at night. They collect nectar and plant juices as well as animal prey, the latter being fed to their larvae
  • Can inflict a very painful sting to humans

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