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Species Veromessor andrei - Messor andrei

Dark ant, roughly the size of a red harvester. Messor pergandei, maybe? - Veromessor andrei Dark ant, roughly the size of a red harvester. Messor pergandei, maybe? - Veromessor andrei Smooth Harvester Ants - Veromessor andrei Smooth Harvester Ant - Veromessor andrei Smooth Harvester Ant - Veromessor andrei Ant Cricket & Smooth Harvester Ants - Veromessor andrei Messor andrei - Veromessor andrei - female Ant - Veromessor andrei
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Stenammini
Genus Veromessor (Smooth Harvester Ants)
Species andrei (Messor andrei)
Range
"Endemic to California and Baja California. Records from Nevada and Oregon need confirmation." (1)
Remarks
Page creation based on the identification of these images by Gordon C. Snelling.
See Also
Messor stoddardi. See discussion on distinguishing this species from M. andrei on this post.
Internet References
Specimen images on AntWeb.
Live images of workers by Alex Wild on Discover Life.