Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Rough Harvester Ant)

Closeup of Pogonomyrmex rugosus worker dumping soil from her mandibles.  It is interesting to see all of the hairs between the mandibles - since insects have exoskeletons, much of their information about the outside world comes to them through the various pores and hairs on their exoskeletons.
Closeup of Pogonomyrmex rugosus worker dumping soil from her mandibles. It is interesting to see all of the hairs between the mandibles - since insects have exoskeletons, much of their information about the outside world comes to them through the various pores and hairs on their exoskeletons.