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Californian harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex californicus)

Californian harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex californicus)

Harvester ants play many important roles in ecosystems. The Californian harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex californicus), pictured here, harvests seeds from a variety of plants, builds large nests which enhance soil nutrients, preys upon various arthropods, and is a food source for many insectivores. (Photo by Derek Uhey)

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