Har"vest-ing, a. & n., from Harvest, v. t.
Harvesting ant Zool., any species of ant which gathers and stores up seeds for food. Many species are known.
The species found in Southern Europe and Palestine are Aphenogaster structor and A. barbara; that of Texas, called agricultural ant, is Pogonomyrmex barbatus or Myrmica molifaciens; that of Florida is P. crudelis. See Agricultural ant, under Agricultural.
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