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Species Pogonomyrmex occidentalis - Western Harvester Ant

Ant2 - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis - female Pogonomyrmex spp? - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Pogonomyrmex occidentalis worker. - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Formicidae - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis - female Formicidae - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis - female Pogonomyrmex swarming - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis - female Ant IMG_7896 - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Pogonomyrmex occidentalis - 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 Pogonomyrmecini
Genus Pogonomyrmex (Harvester Ants)
No Taxon (occidentalis complex)
Species occidentalis (Western Harvester Ant)
Explanation of Names
Author: Cresson, 1865
head a little longer than broad with relatively course rugae (cf. barbatus), offset basal mandibular teeth: