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Ant ID request - with Tiger Beetle Prey - Pogonomyrmex badius

Ant ID request - with Tiger Beetle Prey - Pogonomyrmex badius
Alafia Scrub Preserve, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
June 21, 2019
The ant was dragging the beetle when I first saw it so it could be prey or carrion.
I scooped it onto a sheet of paper to eliminate the cluttered background.
The beetle appears to be Ellipsoptera hirtilabris, the Mustached Tiger Beetle.

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Ant ID request - with Tiger Beetle Prey - Pogonomyrmex badius Ant ID request - with Tiger Beetle Prey - Pogonomyrmex badius Ant ID request - with Tiger Beetle Prey - Pogonomyrmex badius

Moved
Moved from Ants.

 
Thank you
Indeed there was a sizeable harvester ant nest 10 meters away.