Pogonomyrmex rugosus

  

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Male Euryopis spider also hang around the entrances of the ant nests, mating with the females that are preying on the ants. Here a male Euryopis mates with a female, with the female's Pogonomyrmex rugosus prey in the right foreground.
Male Euryopis spider also hang around the entrances of the ant nests, mating with the females that are preying on the ants. Here a male Euryopis mates with a female, with the female's Pogonomyrmex rugosus prey in the right foreground.
Male Euryopis spider also hang around the entrances of the ant nests, mating with the females that are preying on the ants. In this photo, a male Euryopis (bottom of the photo) cautiously approaches a female that is eating its Pogonomyrmex rugosus prey.
Male Euryopis spider also hang around the entrances of the ant nests, mating with the females that are preying on the ants. In this photo, a male Euryopis (bottom of the photo) cautiously approaches a female that is eating its Pogonomyrmex rugosus prey.
Pogonomyrmex rugosus are fairly large ants. I'm holding this one in my fingertips so that you can get a sense of scale. This ant is dead...since Pogonomyrmex Harvester ants have pretty powerful stings, I wouldn't be holding it otherwise.
Pogonomyrmex rugosus are fairly large ants. I'm holding this one in my fingertips so that you can get a sense of scale. This ant is dead...since Pogonomyrmex Harvester ants have pretty powerful stings, I wouldn't be holding it otherwise.