Red Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrermex barbatus) (image) San Francisco State University Share Print E-Mail Caption The red harvester ant (Pogonomyrermex barbatus) is a species common in the Southwest United States. Scientists have deciphered the genome of this ant species. Published in the Jan. 31, 2011 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the sequenced genome could provide new insights on how embryos with the same genetic code develop into either queens or workers ants. Credit Photo: www.alexanderwild.com Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.