Red Harvester Ant
Red Harvester Ants are often confused with the fire ant, these ants will deliver a very painful sting. Red Harvester Ants live in arid deserts and are most active during warm months. They clear a large area around their nests entrance, marked by a crater like mound of pebbles. This ant collects seeds and dead insects to store as food for the colony. Mature colonies have one queen, live 15-20 years and have a population of 10,000-20,000 workers.