National Geographic : 1934 Aug
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE "PUBLIC ENEMIES" SPOIL PUTTS, LOOT PANTRIES, STING LIKE HOT NEEDLES Among the world's most abundant insect species are the lawn ant, bane of golf courses (left, Lasius niger americanus), and the tiny, yellow house ant (Monomorium pharaonis,upper right, stealing sugar). The southern and tropical fire ant (lower right, Solenopsisgeminata) carries a burning sting. e yes % . P LAL © National Geographic Society (Insets, natural size) A PRIMITIVE UNITED STATES ANT "PLAYS POSSUM" WHEN ATTACKED This sluggish dweller in rotten wood is Proceratiumcroceum (upper left). On the tomb of Haiti's black king, Christophe, Dr. Mann discovered Camponotus cristophei (upper right), hence its name. South America's rare Dolichoderus spinico/lis (lower left) has horns, and the Texas harvesting ant (Pogonomyrmex desertorum, lower right) wears a beard in which it carries sand in nest-digging.