● Old Spanish Trail Rd, near Tucson [Pima Co], AZ USA [el. 1049 m / 3442 ft] view location in Google Maps »
● 11/04/2010 4:02PM sunny, air temp: 26°C / 79°F
There was much activity around this P. xerophila nest on this warm, November afternoon. Many minor workers (the small black ants seen here) performed nest maintenance, and ventured forth on foraging trails - often returning with seeds or tiny flowers. A major worker is seen here as well, and appeared to be guarding the area around the nest entrance. - Pogolumina - Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ants of North America
Amazing ants of the genus Pheidole imaged in Arizona, USA. Scroll down PAST BOTTOM OF PAGE for complete image description, and CLICK large image to make it even LARGER...
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