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O'Pogonomyrmex - A little known and rarely-seen Irish harvester ant

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Actually, this new species is seen very frequently here in the west of Ireland, but usually after having five or six pints of the black stuff. We don't have many species of ants native to Ireland -- 26 species I think -- so this one is more than welcome.

By Henry Barth (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink