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Bullet Ant, Paraponera clavata, grooming itself at the Amazon rainforest at Explorama Lodge, in Iquitos, Peru

Bullet Ant, Paraponera clavata, grooming itself at the Amazon rainforest at Explorama Lodge, in Iquitos, Peru Stock Photo
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Michael Doolittle / Alamy Stock Photo

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CR550F

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54 MB (2.7 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5353 x 3526 px | 45.3 x 29.9 cm | 17.8 x 11.8 inches | 300dpi

Location:

Explorama Lodge. Iquitos Peru

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Bullet ants are considered primitive ants, because they live together in colonies but forage individually. They are almost 1 inch long and agressive. They forage for insects and nectar in forest canopy. There sting is widely considered the most painful in the insect world, causing intense pain and sometimes temporary paralysis.