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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Centromyrmex hamulatus

Centromyrmex hamulatus like its smaller cousin Centromyrmex feae of the Ponerinae subfamily is a mostly subterranean ant that preys predominantly on termites.

Worker, males and female reproductives of Centromyrmex hamulatus.

Male (drone) and female (gyne) reproductive of Centromyrmex hamulatus.

Males or drones of Centromyrmex hamulatus.

See also:
Centromyrmex feae

Top Node: cellular organisms
Superkingdom: Eukayota 2759
(No Rank): 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 - Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini 141711
Genus: Centromyrmex 369110
Species: hamulatus 606662

Last Updated: 2014 12 14
First Posted: 2013 08 28
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Thursday, August 08, 2013


Myopopone castanea is a member of the Amblyoponinae subfamily of ants. Most species of this subfamily are vampire ants that feeds on the juices of punctured wounds on the larvae. In a healthy nest this does not appear to cause serious harm to the larvae but in a stressed nest where the numbers of larvae might be few, numbers of larvae successfully becoming pupae is considerably impacted.

Myopopone castanea

Myopopone castanea

Myopopone castanea

Myopopone castanea worker
Myopopone castanea workers and alate.

Myopopone castanea
Myopopone castanea male.

Myopopone castanea

Myopopone castanea males,

Myopopone castanea workers.

Myopopone castanea

Myopopone castanea ants.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ambloyoponinae 292192
Tribe: Amblyoponini 219763
Genus: Myopopone 237676
Species: castanea 237740

Last Updated: 2013 08 08
First Posted: 2013 08 08
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