● Catalina State Park, Tucson [Pima Co], AZ USA [el. 800 m / 2625 ft] view location in Google Maps »
● 11/02/10 9:41AM sunny, air temp: 24°C / 76°F
Climbing over many obstacles on her way back to the nest, this A. versicolor worker carries a mesquite leaflet. Leafcutter ants (of many different species) often transport their cargo in this manner; grasped in the mandibles, with the object held backwards over the ant's body. Because of this, leafcutters are often referred to as 'parasol ants'. - Pogolumina - Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ants of North America
Images of Acromyrmex versicolor leaf-cutting ants in Arizona, USA. You may need to scroll down PAST BOTTOM OF PAGE for complete image description, and CLICK large image to make it even LARGER...
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