Common Harvester Ant

Messor capensis
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Messor capensis, commonly known as the Cape harvester ant, is a species of ant found in the Cape region of South Africa. These ants are known for their impressive foraging abilities and their ability to harvest and store seeds. They have a reddish-brown coloration and are typically around 5-7 mm in length. Messor capensis ants live in large colonies and are important contributors to seed dispersal and soil aeration in their ecosystem.

Common Harvester Ant

Messor capensis
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Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Hymenoptera
family: Formicidae
genus: Messor

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