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Veromessor pergandei

Veromessor pergandei

Harvester ants do not feed on seeds alone. Here, Veromessor pergandei workers have discovered a dessicated caterpillar carcass. Note the size difference among the workers. Anza Borrego Desert, California, USA

Messor pergandeiveromessor pergandeimyrmicinaeformicidaeantsantharvester antsHymenopterainsectinsectspredationscavengingcaterpillarworker polymorphismmajor and minor workers