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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Lophomyrmex Bedoti

Lophomyrmex bedoti is a monomorphic small ant. Without close examination the workers of Lophomyrmex bedoti can be easily mistaken for those of Pheidole ants. Unlike Pheidole ants Lophomymex do not have a major worker caste.

A worker of Lophomyrmex bedoti.
A worker of Lophomyrmex bedoti
 A worker of Lophomyrmex bedoti.
A worker of Lophomyrmex bedoti
 A worker of Lophomyrmex bedoti.
A worker of Lophomyrmex bedoti

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood.
Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood.


Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood
Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood
Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood
Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood
Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood
Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Workers of Lophomyrmex tending to the brood

Lophomyrmex sp.
Frontal close up of a Lophomyrmex sp. worker. This species is nominally larger than Lophomyrmex Bedoti.
Close up of a Lophomyrmex worker

Close up of a Lophomyrmex worker.
Close up of a Lophomyrmex worker




Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms
Superkingdom: Eukayota 2759
Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208 (aka Animalia)
(No Rank): Eumetazoa 6072
(No Rank): Bilateria 33213
(No Rank): Protostomia 33317
(No Rank): Ecdysozoa 1206784
(No Rank):Panarthropoda 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda 6656
(No Rank): Mandibulata 197563
(No Rank): Pancrustacea 197562
Superclass: Hexapoda 6960
Class: Insecta 50557
(No Rank): Dicondylia 85512
(No Rank): Petrygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(No Rank): Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Pheidolini 144015
Genus: Lophomyrmex 369157
Species: bedoti


Last Updated: 2012 03 03
First Posted: 2011 11 01
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