Pogonomyrmex pima


  

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Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima, carrying termite prey back to the nest. Even an ant which normally eats seeds finds termites hard to resist when they are available!
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima, carrying termite prey back to the nest. Even an ant which normally eats seeds finds termites hard to resist when they are available!
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker, front view. Her mandibles are open because she has just dropped some dirt that she excavated from the nest.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker, front view. Her mandibles are open because she has just dropped some dirt that she excavated from the nest.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker, side view.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker, side view.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker excavating dirt from the nest.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker excavating dirt from the nest.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker excavating dirt from the nest.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker excavating dirt from the nest.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker being attacked by Pheidole obtusospinosa minor workers. The Pheidole have the harvester ant pinned and spread out and will next begin to dismember her.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker being attacked by Pheidole obtusospinosa minor workers. The Pheidole have the harvester ant pinned and spread out and will next begin to dismember her.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker, held in my fingers for scale. You can see that these ants are much smaller than most of the other species of Pogonomyrmex.
Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) pima worker, held in my fingers for scale. You can see that these ants are much smaller than most of the other species of Pogonomyrmex.