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Pogonomyrmex barbatus or Harvester Ant <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120642/harvester_ant_pogonomyrmex.html" title="Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/5803/120642_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1681948810&Signature=b8LfyFPk9PJ%2B%2B%2FnvVEyed9Wq8oM%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex  Geotagged,Pogonomyrmex barbatus,United States" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Pogonomyrmex barbatus,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

    comments (10)

  1. Very nice job, William, love it! Posted one year ago
    1. The ant was on the yellow center stamen of a red hibiscus plant. The yellow reflected up onto the legs. It is one of my favorite shots.
      Thanks Ferdy
      Posted one year ago
  2. Brilliant William! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Calbost Posted one year ago
  3. Amazing shot William! Posted one year ago
    1. I grew up with these things in our back yard and spent hours just watching them. Thanks Wesley. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  4. Excellent macro! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks a bunch. Your comments keep me going. Posted one year ago
  5. Wow! Super macro shot William, congratulations! Posted one year ago
    1. Every once in a while I get one right. Thanks for your comment. Posted one year ago

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"Pogonomyrmex barbatus" is a species of harvester ant from the genus "Pogonomyrmex". Its common names include red ant and red harvester ant. These large ants prefer arid chaparral habitats and are native to the Southwestern United States.

Species identified by William Bodine
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By William Bodine

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Uploaded Feb 5, 2022. Captured Aug 23, 2021 17:02 in 3466 E Huber Cir, Mesa, AZ 85213, USA.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/1.0
  • 1/49s
  • ISO400