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Species Veromessor andrei - Messor andrei

Large, slow-moving ants - ID? - Veromessor andrei Dark ant, roughly the size of a red harvester. Messor pergandei, maybe? - Veromessor andrei Smooth Harvester Ants - Veromessor andrei Nix Ant For ID - Veromessor andrei Harvester ant? - Veromessor andrei unidentified Harvester Ant - Veromessor andrei - female Unknown Ants - Veromessor andrei ants - Veromessor andrei - female
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 Stenammini
Genus Veromessor (Smooth Harvester Ants)
Species andrei (Messor andrei)
"Endemic to California and Baja California. Records from Nevada and Oregon need confirmation." (1)
Page creation based on the identification of these images by Gordon C. Snelling.
See Also
Messor stoddardi. See discussion on distinguishing this species from M. andrei on this post.
Internet References
Specimen images on AntWeb.
Live images of workers by Alex Wild on Discover Life.