|Damn my lack of scale! This P. barbatus mound was 3 feet in diameter.|
|The Red Harvester (P. barbatus) hard at work.|
|More P. barbatus, apparently a darker form, ignoring my camera.|
- Harvester ants are noticeably large for ants, 5-10 mm (.2-.4 in)
- The commonly encountered harvester ants are dark, rusty red or red
- Harvester ants have large heads and formidable looking jaws
- If you look a little closer, you’ll notice that the ant’s abdomen is joined to the thorax by a noticeable “stalk” consisting of two segments.
- Before the two segments of the “stalk” start, there is a pair of bad-ass spikes!
|"Dude, have you seen the pair of bad-ass spikes on my epinotum?" "Yeah. Hey, who's that jackass with the camera?"|
|P. barbatus bouncers escort Scaphomorphus frontalis from "Club Pogo".|
|Scaphomorphus frontalis don't care. Scaphomorphus frontalis has other things to do anyways.|