Vinegaroons (an arachnid) are just one of the invertebrates
that you can see in the desert.
There is a mind-boggling array of invertebrates essential to providing critically
important services, including cycling energy and nutrients though the
system. They carry out these vital functions by eating and being
eaten, pollinating most of the desert's plant life, distributing seeds,
creating holes that aerate the soil and increase water infiltration, and
recycling dead plants, animals, and animal wastes.
ants (Pogonomyrmex rugosus) and honey pot ants (Myrmecocystus
spp.) are just two of the species in a diverse set of invertebrates (animals
without backbones) that live here.