Pogonomyrmex californicus (California Harvester Ant)

Pogonomyrmex californicus worker digging. P. californicus tends to nest in sandier areas than many other Pogonomyrmex ants. This one is digging like a dog, using her front legs to throw the sand grains out behind and underneath her.
Pogonomyrmex californicus worker digging. P. californicus tends to nest in sandier areas than many other Pogonomyrmex ants. This one is digging like a dog, using her front legs to throw the sand grains out behind and underneath her.