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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Echinopla

The Echinopla genus are characterized by a waist like divide between the firsts and second thoracic segment. Echinopla are fast running ants that forage mostly on plants and trees.

Update 2018 05 21: This first species (collected by me in 2011 C.E.) listed in this post has just been announced as a newly discovered species that is being named Echinopla Tunku-Abduljalilii after the late Prince of the State of Johor (aka Johore):

"There are 15 species from the Echinopla family in Malaysia and this new species is the 16th and the second species to be found in Johor. The first, the Echinopla wardi was discovered in Kota Tinggi.
"This species measures 5.48 millimetre in length and is black in colour. The body of most other Echinopla species are furry unlike this new Echinopla species which are without fur," she said in a statement, here today.
(https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/05/371466/new-ant-species-be-named-after-late-johor-prince#cxrecs_s)



Echinopla ant
Worker of Echinopla tunku-abduljalilii.

Echinopla ant
Worker of Echinopla tunku-abduljalilii.

Echinopla ant
Worker of Echinopla tunku-abduljalilii.

Echinopla ant
Worker of Echinopla tunku-abduljalilii.

Echinopla ant
Worker of Echinopla tunku-abduljalilii.

Worker of Echinopla tunku-abduljalilii.

Echinopla ant
Worker of Echinopla tunku-abduljalilii.

Echinopla lineata


Echinopla lineata
Echinopia lineata


Echinopla striata


Echinopla striata
Echinopla striata

Echinopla striata
Echinopla striata

Echinopla striata
Echinopla striata


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: Formicinae 7479
Tribe: Camponotini 72773
Genus: Echinopla 111113
Species: tunku-abduljalilii

Last Updated: 2018 05 21
First Posted: 2013 11 27
© 2011 – 2018 Quah. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Hypotermes sp2

Hypotermes are fungus growing small termites of the Macroterminitinae subfamily that looks very similar to Odontotermes but lack the tooth on the left mandible that characterized the Odontotermes genus. 


Hypotermes soldiers and workers.
Hypotermes termites

Hypotermes soldiers and workers
Hypotermes termites

Hypotermes soldiers and workers
Hypotermes termites

A soldier termite of Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites

Soldiers of Hypotermes sp. termites.
Hypotermes termites

A worker and soldier of termite Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites

A worker and soldier of termite Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites

A worker and soldiers of termite Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites

A worker Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites

A worker and soldier of termite Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites

A soldier of termite Hypotermes sp.
A soldier of termite Hyptermes sp

A soldier of termite Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites


Hypotermes termites

Hypotermes termites

Soldiers of termite Hypotermes sp.

A soldier of termite Hypotermes sp.
Hypotermes termites

Hypotermes sp. termites.
Hypotermes termites



See also:
Hypotermes


Taxonomy
(no rank) Root 1
(Top Node) Cellular organism 131567
Superkingdom: Eukaryota 2759 [Domain]
(no rank) Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208
(no rank) Eumetazoa 6072
(no rank) Bilateria 33213
(no rank) Coelomata 33316
(no rank) Protosomia 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
Superorder: Dictyoptera 6970
Order: Blattodea 85823
Suborder: Isoptera 7499
Family - Termitidae 46569
SubFamily: Macrotermitinae 62955
Genus: Hypotermes 73854


Last Updated: 2013 11 06
First Posted: 2013 11 06
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