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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vollenhovia

Vollenhovia rufiventris is an arboreal ant nesting inside the trunk and branches of large trees. This species is polymorphic with five expression in the worker caste.

Workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris showing the four morphological expression in the worker's caste. 
Workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris

Major and median workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris.
Major and median workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris

Major, median and minor workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris.
Major, median and minor workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris










Vollenhovia sp(01)



Vollenhovia sp03

 Median workers of Vollenhovia sp.

This is a trimorphic species of Vollenhovia.





Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms 131567
SuperKingdom: Eukaryota 2759
No Rank: Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208
No Rank: Eumetazoa 6072
No Rank: Bilateria 33213
No Rank: Coelomata 33316
No Rank: Protostomia 33317
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: Pterygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera 33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
No Rank: Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Stenammini 144019
Genus: Vollenhovia 369248
Species: rufiventris 


Last Updated: 2014 09 01
First Posted: 2013 01 01
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