Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#827989
Rough Harvester Ants - Pogonomyrmex rugosus

Rough Harvester Ants - Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Black Mesa Nature Preserve, Cimarron County, Oklahoma, USA
August 15, 2013

Moved
Moved from Harvester Ants.

Pogonomyrmex rugosus - workers
The only two-colored species (although some populations are nearly all black) and one of the largest. Probably near the Eastern limit of its range.

 
Thanks for the ID help, Richa
Thanks for the ID help, Richard. I photographed a few other nests in that area, I wonder if they're the same species? (hint, hint) ;)

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.