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Species Pogonomyrmex apache

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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 (barbatus complex)
Species apache (Pogonomyrmex apache)
Explanation of Names
Pogonomyrmex apache Wheeler, W.M., 1902
named for the indigenous Apache people, since its range roughly overlaps with their historical lands.
Size
Large ants, roughly 8mm
Identification
Excised clypeus is distinctive
Range
AZ, CO, NM, TX, south into Mexico
Habitat
Small cryptic nests of up to a few hundred workers under rocks in stony soil.
Remarks
One of the least aggressive Pogonomyrmex.