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Modified 1-Aug-10
Created 9-May-10
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Two ant species (Messor andrei & Prenolepis imparis) are observed. Interesting behavior of the Prenolepis, in conjunction with two mating beetles. Friends, foes, or accidental neighbors? Some images of individual Messor going into and out of a large anthill on Trail 15, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.
Harvester Ant (Messor andrei)Harvester Ant (Messor andrei)Harvester Ant (Messor andrei) at Jasper Ridge near Escobar GateTwo Harvester Ants (Messor andrei) in GreetingHarvester Ant (Messor andrei) at Jasper Ridge near Escobar GateHarvester Ant (Messor andrei) Carries a Seed to the AnthillHarvester Ant (Messor andrei) Leaving the AnthillHarvester Ants (Messor andrei) at Jasper Ridge near Escobar GateWinter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) and Beetle in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) on Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) on Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Mating Beetles in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) and Two Beetles in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Two Beetles in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) and Beetle in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis)  in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis) in Blossom of Ithuriel's Spear (Tritelia laxa)