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Fire ants - Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Fire ants - Pogonomyrmex barbatus
Fort Chaffee, Barling, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
April 11, 2013

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Thanks for the help and ID.
Several mounds exist in the Fort Chaffee, AR. area. In the future I49 and development will be very close. Hopefully, these industrious ants will be spared the demise of progress.
If I can be of additional assistance, please let me know.

Cliff - Not fire ants, as alr
Cliff - Not fire ants, as Ben already stated. There are old (1821) records suggestive of a harvester ant species from Sebastian Co., in prairie habitat, but a 2011 survey did not rediscover them. So this could be an important record.
Unfortunately, I cannot see the diagnostic characteristics necessary to put a species ID on these. Any chance you could get back to the site and very carefully (with a tripod, perhaps) take some better focused images? Or maybe bring some indoors to photograph in bright but non-glaring light? These can be picked up in the fingers without getting stung, but watch your lower extremities so they don't crawl up the pants.

 
Can do.
This mound is located about 2 miles from my house near a pond and small overgrown field. I visit the area regularly for bug observations.
Of additional interest, there are several other similar appearing mounds in this former area of Fort Chaffee.

 
Great. Looking forward to som
Great. Looking forward to some more pictures...

 
Lots of pics
Numerous pics of Groupa and individuals. What do you need / prefer. Should I add some of them to this request or email all to you.

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