Pogolumina - Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ants of North America : Photo Keywords : harvester ants : <span class="captionImageInfo"> ● Boardman [Morrow Co], OR USA [El. 91m/298 ft]</span> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&msid=100103460138962878270.00047a78918c03bd0a332&ll=45.850383,-119.692383&spn=0.669588,1.167297&z=9&source=embed"><span class="mapLink">view location in Google Maps »</span></a>
<span class="captionImageInfo"> ● 7/22/09 9:15AM sunny, air temp: 27°C / 80°F</span>
<div class="captionImageMain">[IMAGE 2 OF 2] Making remarkably good progress, a <a href="http://www.davidlouisquinn.com/pogolumina_PsalinusInfo.htm"><span class="glossLinkSm"><em>Pogonomyrmex salinus</em></span></a> worker (with intermittent help from a nestmate) transports the legless carcass of an earwig (Dermaptera: Forficulidae). The ants were moving their cargo <em>away</em> from the nest entrance. It is not known if the earwig had been previously scavenged by the Pogos (as a <a href="http://www.davidlouisquinn.com/pogolumina_feedingInfo.htm"><span class="glossLinkSm">potential food source</span></a>), or if it just wandered into the nest, and was killed by the ants...