Harvesting ant

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(Zool.) any species of ant which gathers and stores up seeds for food. Many species are known.

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Colony densities of the seed harvesting ant Pogonomyrmex salinas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in seven plant communities in Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.
There were more seed harvesting ant and rodent species in the creosotebush shrublands than in the grass lands and mesquite shrublands.
2) of the composition of the seed harvesting ant communities is similar to the result obtained by pitfall trap sampling of the ant communities in many of these same habitats and grazing exclosures (Whitford et al.
Seed tray studies that offered only seeds greater than 1 mm in diameter therefore probably underestimated the potential of seed harvesting ants to remove seeds.
We recorded five species of large seed harvesting ants, six species of small seed harvesters and one intermediate sized species (Table 3, size classes from Chew and De Vita, 1980).