Bala Ant (Paraponera clavata)

Bala Ant (Paraponera clavata)

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This image is part of the feature Ouch! The Sting Pain Index (uk Only)

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Caption: Bala Ant (Paraponera clavata) investigating a beetle. This ant is one of the worlds largest. Its sting is so painful that the common name of bala, which means bullet, was given to it. Peruvian Amazon.

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