harvester ant


: an ant that gathers and stores up seeds for food: such as
: a member of an Old World genus (Messor) common around the Mediterranean
: any of several western North American ants
especially : a common ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) of southwestern U.S.

called also agricultural ant

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“Harvester ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harvester%20ant. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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