Pogonomyrmex californicus (California Harvester Ant)

Pogonomyrmex californicus worker carrying sand away from her nest. The curved hairs under the ants' head (the psammaphore) are thought to help the ants when carrying loose soil.
Pogonomyrmex californicus worker carrying sand away from her nest. The curved hairs under the ants' head (the psammaphore) are thought to help the ants when carrying loose soil.