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Monday, March 26, 2012

Euprenolepis

Euprenolepis is a fungus harvesting ant that is mostly nocturnal. Euprenolepis procera is trimorphic and polygynous. Minor workers of Euprenolepis procera looks like those of the black crazy ants Paratrechina longicornis but are much larger. Though many species of ants (among other arthropods) feed on fungi, Euprenolepis procera appears to harvest and feed on them almost exclusively. This predominantly nocturnal ant looks like a large version of Paratrechina longicornis. Their nesting preferences is more similar to Paratrechina longicornis and Anoplolepis.

Euprenolepis procera minor and median workers harvesting mushroom.


Minor worker of Euprenolepis procera
A minor worker of Euprenolepis procera.

Minor worker of Euprenolepis procera
A minor worker of Euprenolepis procera.

A median worker and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera
A median and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera.

Major worker and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera
A major worker and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera.

median worker of Euprenolepis procera
A median worker of Euprenolepis procera.

median worker of Euprenolepis procera
A median worker of Euprenolepis procera.

median worker of Euprenolepis procera
A median worker of Euprenolepis procera.

Minor workers of Euprenolepis procera with pupaeMinor workers of Euprenolepis procera with pupae
Minor workers of Euprenolepis procera with pupae.

Major and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera
Major and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera.

Major and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera
Major and minor worker of Euprenolepis procera.

Major and minor workers of Euprenolepis procera
Major and minor workers of Euprenolepis procera.

Minor workers of Euprenolepis procera with pupae.

Major and minor workers of Euprenolepis procera
Major and minor workers of Euprenolepis procera with larvae and pupae.

An alate of Euprenolepis procera wotj a minor worker.

An alate of Euprenolepis procera.

An alate of Euprenolepis procera.

An alate of Euprenolepis procera.


See also other crazy ants:



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: Formicinae 7479
Tribe: Lasiini 72772
Genus: Euprenolepis 369128
Species: procera 609683


Last Updated: 2016 07 28
First Posted: 2012 03 26
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