● Wanapum Rec. Area [Kittitas Co] WA, USA [el. 190 m / 623 ft] view location in Google Maps » ● 5/17/09 11:04AM sun, air temp: 22°C / 71°F [IMAGE 1 of 2] With her powerful mandibles, a P.salinus worker cuts through the tube-like leaf of 'Indian rice grass' (Achnatherum hymenoides), uncovering the not-yet-emerged inflorescence, with its many tiny flowers (florets), and seeds. - Pogolumina - Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ants of North America