Why is a bullet ant called a 'bullet'?

it looks like a bullet
it is as large as a bullet
its bite feels like a bullet
it makes loud cracking noise
The ant named on account of its powerful and potent sting. It inhabits humid lowland rain forests from Nicaragua to Brazil, where it is often called "Hormiga Veinticuatro" or "24 (hour) ant", referring to the "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".
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