Pogonomyrmex


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Pogonomyrmex

(pō-gō'nō-mir'meks, -mer'meks),
A genus of ants, that attack humans and small animals.
Synonym(s): harvester ant
[G. pōgōn, beard, + myrmex, ant]
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Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ants: A Study of the Genus in North America.
Seed-harvesting ants of the genus Pogonomyrmex Mayr can affect plant population processes in two ways: by the differential harvest of post-dispersal seeds (Crist & MacMahon 1992; Hobbs & Mooney 1995) and by creation of nests that become distinctive resource patches for plant productivity (Rissing 1988; Whitford & DiMarco 1995; Brown & Human 1997; Azcarate & Peco 2007).
Euryopis coki (Theridiidae), a spider that preys on Pogonomyrmex ants.
Clark and Comanor (1975) stated that the majority of harvester ant species in the genus Pogonomyrmex may actively defoliate leaves and destroy plants growing on and near their nests in order to reduce shade because high nest temperatures are required for brood development.
They also have the unusual habit of robbing Harvester ants of the genus Pogonomyrmex, especially if their target's cargo is a termite--a favored delicacy of the Honeypot.
Some of these include the bumblebee and sweat bee as well as several types of ants, including Myrmecia in Australia and Pogonomyrmex, or the harvester ant, in the United States.
Stridulation can also signal "stop already" from a female Pogonomyrmex whose sperm-storage organ can't hold any more.
Whitford (1988) showed increased organic matter, total N, and organic C in nest soils of the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex rugosus compared with nest-free soils, and Carlson and Whitford (1991) demonstrated elevated concentrations of P, nitrates, and K in mound soils of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis compared with non-mound soils.
In the mineral and organic components of a Pogonomyrmex ant nest, the density of microarthropods is 30 times higher than in the surrounding soil (Wagner et al.
From orthoptera (Rhaphidophoridae), I included the Coachella Valley giant sand-treader cricket Macrobaenetes valgum, from Coleoptera (Tenebrionidae), the beetles Asbolus laevis and Edrotes ventricosus, and from Hymenoptera (Formicidae), the California harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus.
The ants with GCD are hybrids of Pogonomyrmex barbatus and P.