Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Rough Harvester Ant)

In spite of their fierceness towards larger animals, Pogonomyrmex workers are often not especially pugnacious towards other ants. Here a Dorymyrmex bicolor ant crawls over a Pogonomyrmex rugous worker. The Pogonomyrmex stood very still, with her legs extended and her head pushed down to the ground, while the Dorymyrmex crawled over her.
In spite of their fierceness towards larger animals, Pogonomyrmex workers are often not especially pugnacious towards other ants. Here a Dorymyrmex bicolor ant crawls over a Pogonomyrmex rugous worker. The Pogonomyrmex stood very still, with her legs extended and her head pushed down to the ground, while the Dorymyrmex crawled over her.