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harvester ants - Pogonomyrmex maricopa - female

harvester ants - Pogonomyrmex maricopa - Female
Candelaria, Presidio County, Texas, USA
August 21, 2018
I thought the dark coloration on the top of the abdomen would make a species ID easy, but even after checking range maps and online images, I can't decide between several possibilities. There is a photo of similar looking specimens posted from El Paso, so the coloration seems rather distinctive and western in TX distribution. No big help there.

Moved from Harvester Ants.