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For the United States & Canada

Species Pogonomyrmex californicus - California Harvester Ant

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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 Pogonomyrmecini
Genus Pogonomyrmex (Harvester Ants)
No Taxon (californicus complex)
Species californicus (California Harvester Ant)
Identification
bi-colored inland variety


coastal red variety
Remarks
Inland populations are usually bi-colored while coastal populations are usually all red.
~ James C. Trager, 9 November, 2012