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Species Pogonomyrmex maricopa - Maricopa 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 maricopa (Maricopa Harvester Ant)
Identification
They lack propodeal spines, have a straight anterior edge to their clypeus, and are larger and more strongly punctate in the intrarugal areas than P. californicus. [Comment by Paul Lenhart]