Bullet Ant

Bullet Ant

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Caption: Bullet ant (Paraponera clavata) in a lowland tropical rainforest, near Chilamate, Costa Rica. The sting from a bullet ant contains a potent neurotoxin. In humans the pain is intense for 3-5 hours and is still felt 24 hours later.

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Keywords: animal, ant, arthropod, bullet ant, central america wildlife, costa rica wildlife, costa rican wildlife, dangerous, fauna, formicidae, hymenoptera, insect, lowland fauna, neotropics, neurotoxin, paraponera, rain forest fauna, rainforest fauna, tropical, wildlife

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