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Harvester Ant

Messor andrei

Description:

Has no segements on abdomen and the entire body is covered in easily visible hair.

Notes:

In the first picture the ant is taking a seed from the Erodium genus back to the colony. The last two images have a Harvester Ant going into its anthill and another one's antenna peeking out in the 3nd one.


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2 Comments

rbumrbum
rbumrbum 4 years ago

Thank you very much! I have a ton of ant photos I can use this for.

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

There are over 70 species of ants in California. They are hard to ID. There is a site for ID but the expert who created it IDs the ants by face first.
https://www.antweb.org/bayarea.jsp

rbumrbum
Spotted by
rbumrbum

California, USA

Lat: 37.33, Long: -121.69

Spotted on Oct 18, 2015
Submitted on Jan 18, 2016

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