Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Rough Harvester Ant)

Be careful identifying Pogonomyrmex rugosus based soley on color - the colors vary! This red P. rugosus worker is from Phoenix, Arizona. Many (but not all) of the colonies around Phoenix are red rather than the darker colors that I think of as typical.
Be careful identifying Pogonomyrmex rugosus based soley on color - the colors vary! This red P. rugosus worker is from Phoenix, Arizona. Many (but not all) of the colonies around Phoenix are red rather than the darker colors that I think of as typical.