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Harvester ant

Messor spp. (barbarus?)

Description:

Eats seeds.

Habitat:

Paved road in the Mediterranean coast of Spain, close to open grasslands.

1 Species ID Suggestions

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago
Harvester ants
Messor sp.


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4 Comments

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

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).

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Lovely series :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Gracias! me pregunto que tipo de hormigas son?

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Fascinante series

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

la Vila Joiosa, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 24, 2012

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