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Sunday, January 13, 2013
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.
Major and median workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris.
Major, median and minor workers of Vollenhovia rufiventris.
Median workers of Vollenhovia sp.
This is a trimorphic species of Vollenhovia.
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Kingdom: Metazoa 33208
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