General Description

Body black with yellow jaws and yellow tips of legs. Worker body up to 1 cm long.


Jumper Ants move in a series of rapid jumps. Their nest in the ground usually has a mound of soil around the entrance. They feed on sweet secretions from plants and sap-sucking insects. Their sting is painful and can cause a severe allergic reaction.


South-eastern and south-western mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Open forest and woodland, urban areas.

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