Harvester ant

Harvester ant

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Credit: PHOTOSTOCK-ISRAEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Harvester ant (Messor hebraeus). Macrophotograph of a harvester ant carrying a seed. Harvester ants specialise in gathering different types of seeds. The ants travel in single file in two-lane "highways" - one lane returning to the nest whilst the other consists of ants looking for more seeds. The seeds may be stored for several months in underground chambers before being eaten.

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Keywords: 1, animal, animals, ant, ants, bug, bugs, carrying, formicidae, harvester, harvester ant, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, macrophoto, nature, one, seed, single, wildlife, zoology

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