Ants of the North American Deserts - Alex Wild Photography
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Novomessor albisetosa

Novomessor albisetosa

The mass emergence of termites at the start of monsoon season is a bonanza for ants. Here, a Novomessor albisetosa harvester ant adds another captured termite carcass to the food pile. Peña Blanca Lake, Arizona, USA

Aphaenogaster albisetosaAphaenogasterNovomessorMyrmicinaeformicidaeantsinsectshymenopterainsectpredationtermitestermitedesertharvester ant