Meat ant

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Meat eater ant
Meat ant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Genus: Iridomyrex
Species: I. purpureus

The meat ant (Iridomyrmex purpureus), also called the meat-eater ant, is a species of ant found all around Australia. The ants are often used by farmers to clean the remaining meat off dead animals.