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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Philidris

Philidris are small arboreal ants of the Dolichoderinae sub family that nest inside trees. Many species of Philidris typical of the Dolichoderinae subfamily are monomorphic but this species is polymorphic.


A minor worker of Philidris sp.
A minor worker of Philidris sp

Major, median and minor workers of Philidris ant.
Major, median and minor workers of Philidris ant

Major, median and minor workers of Philidris ant

Major and minor workers of Philidris ant









Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: philidris

Last Updated: 2013 04 24
First Posted: 2013 04 24
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