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The red harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) is a large (5–7 millimetres) ant common in the southwest United States.

 

I placed a few drops of water on a rock to stop them for a drink and a photo op.

 

Canon 5D MKII w/Canon MPE 65mm 1-5 f/2.8 Macro @ f/11 1/100 ISO 400 fitted with Canon MR 14EX - Ring-type (macro) flash set to -1.0 ev

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Taken on July 4, 2011