Messor lariversi - harvester ant
Churchill Co., Nevada, USA
A Messor worker carries the carcass of a corixid bug back to her nest. M. lariversi is a nocturnal ant of the Great Basin Desert in western North America. As in many nocturnal ants, this species is light in color and has large eyes.
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