As part of the Formicinae subfamily of ants, Polyrhachis ypsilon supposedly do not have a functional sting. Or so one should believe until one is actually stung by one.
Polyhachis ypsilon ant workers.
Polyhachis ypsilon workers.
Posterior view of Polyrhachis ypsilon ant showing the three sets of long curving spines (thorns).
Lateral view of Polyrhachis ypsilon worker.
Lateral view of the Polyrhachis ypsilon ant.
Top view of Polyrhachis ypsilon worker.
The metallic golden sheen completely covered this species even to the tip of the antennae and the hooks (tarsal claws) at the end of the limbs.
No Rank: Pancrustacea 197562
Last Updated: 2012 08 08
First Updated: 2012 08 08