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Species Pogonomyrmex badius - Florida Harvester Ant

Ants - Pogonomyrmex badius Ant Carrying Queen? - Pogonomyrmex badius Red Ants - Pogonomyrmex badius Harvester Ant? - Pogonomyrmex badius Florida Harvester Ant - Pogonomyrmex badius Bull Ants - Pogonomyrmex badius harvester ants? - Pogonomyrmex badius Harvester ants? - Pogonomyrmex badius
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 badius (Florida Harvester Ant)
Explanation of Names
Pogonomyrmex badius (Latreille, 1802)
se. US (LA-FL-NC) (the only eastern representative of the genus)
nests in sand or sandy soil chiefly of open woodlands and grassy fields

abundant in the white sands of the Florida scrub habitat.
considered by Louisiana to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (1)

The only known host of the wasp Kapala floridana.
Internet References
Featured Creatures - J.C. Nickerson & T.R. Fasulo, 2013