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Messor spp. (barbarus?)
Paved road in the Mediterranean coast of Spain, close to open grasslands.
Only the harvester ants bother to collect seeds. In Spain there are several different genera of ants described as harvester ants, but only the Messor genus seems to specialize in grass seeds (which your ants are collecting).
Lovely series :)
Gracias! me pregunto que tipo de hormigas son?
Spotted on Apr 7, 2012 Submitted on Apr 24, 2012