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

Pogonomyrmex maricopa & Novomessor albisetosa

Pogonomyrmex maricopa and Novomessor albisetosa workers, fighting. Resources are scarce in the desert and competition among ants is fierce, leading to frequent conflicts. Green Valley, Arizona, USA

Pogonomyrmex maricopapogopogonomyrmexmyrmicinaeformicidaehymenopteraaculeatainsectsinsectworking antsant nestharvester antharvester antsseed harvesterecologydesertcompetitionants fightingfighting antsant battlebattlesant warsterritoryAphaenogaster albisetosaNovomessor