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Harvester Ant - Pogonomyrmex badius - female

Harvester Ant - Pogonomyrmex badius - Female
Stuart, Florida, USA
November 25, 2004
Commonly called "Bull Ants", this is one of the large-headed workers. If I am right here, this could be the Florida Harvester Ant, Pogonomyrmex badius. This article by the University of Florida greatly coincides with these large ant nests that I frequently witnessed down in S. Florida.

This photo was taken at the Seabranch Preserve State Park.

P. badius
Pogonomyrmex badius is the only Pogo in Florida, and much of the eastern united states. They are also the only polymorphic form in North America, and were the first harvester described. With out a doubt, that's what you photographed.

Moved it
Thanks Paul!

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