The Collaborative International Dictionary
Harvesting \Har"vest*ing\, a. & n., from Harvest, v. t.
Harvesting ant (Zo["o]l.), any species of ant which gathers and stores up seeds for food. Many species are known.
Note: The species found in Southern Europe and Palestine are Aphenogaster structor and Aphenogaster barbara; that of Texas, called agricultural ant, is Pogonomyrmex barbatus or Myrmica molifaciens; that of Florida is Pogonomyrmex crudelis. See Agricultural ant, under Agricultural.