Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Rough Harvester Ant)

Pogonomyrmex worker. The long, curved hairs underneath her head are called a 'psammaphore'. Scientists think that the psammaphore helps the ants to carry loose soil, such as sand.
Pogonomyrmex worker. The long, curved hairs underneath her head are called a 'psammaphore'. Scientists think that the psammaphore helps the ants to carry loose soil, such as sand.