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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pristomyrmex trachylissus

This Pristomyrmex species is unusual in also having large spines on the first thoracic segment. Pristomyrmex genus are average size ants that are mostly found in heavily wooded areas. Of this genus Pristmmyrmex trachylissus is the most magnificently sculptured with a lovely hue of reddish pink. Pristomyrmex trachylissus is monomorphic, and looks like Pristomyrmex bicolor.

Pristomyrmex trachylissus worker.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus worker

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus ants.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers






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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: Myrmecinini 144010
Genus: Pristomyrmex 255791
Species: trachylissus


Last Updated: 2012 10 20
First Posted: 2012 10 10
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