Hormiga nativa de Chile, de aproximadamente 8 mm de longitud total.
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Hi, Peter! Many thanks for your clarification. Currently, I am working in the Bosque Fray Jorge National Park, where I've had the opportunity to analyse more specimens of this species. It's very funny to see how the harvester ants collect and take the seeds (mainly poaceans) to the nest, forming mounds of seed pods around the access.
Thanks, Victor. Fascinating to see your ant - had it been here in S Africa I would have ID'd it as Tetramorium signatum, which shows how tricky it is to work with photos! The Tetramorium is related to some of our harvesters but tends to be pretty carnivorous, especially enjoying other ants for its supper.
Ant Catalogue: Southern Africa
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