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Myrmica molifaciens

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.