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Friday, December 12, 2014

Schedorhinotermes sp

This species of Schedorhinotermes is larger than the first species posted earleir on this blog. The head capsule shape of both the major and minor soldier also differ slight from the first species.


Schedorhinotermes sp
Schedorhinotermes sp(2).

Schedorhinotermes sp
Schedorhinotermes sp

Schedorhinotermes sp
Minor soldier and a worker of Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
Workers of Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
 Major soldier of Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
 Major soldier of Schedorhinotermes sp

Schedorhinotermes sp

Schedorhinotermes sp
 Worker of Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
 Major soldiers of Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
Schedorhinotermes sp.

Major soldiers of Schedorhinotermes sp.

Schedorhinotermes sp
Major, minor soldiers and workers of Schedorhinotermes sp.


See also:



Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Isoptera 7499
Family: Rhinotermitidae 36985
Subfamily: Rhinotermitinae 72652
Genus: Schedorhinotermes 62956


Last Updated: 2014 12 12
First Posted: 2014 12 12
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Leptogenys sp

The Leptogenys genus is another genus that is considered to be army ants having the characteristic foraging and hunting behavior typified by the Dorylus army ants. This eighth specimen encountered (by this author) is 6.5 millimeter in length.


Workers of Leptogenys ants.
Workers of Leptogenys species.

Workers of Leptogenys species.

Workers of Leptogenys ants.
Workers of Leptogenys ants.

A Leptogenys ant worker.

 A Leptogenys ant worker.

Workers of Leptogenys ants.
Workers of Leptogenys ants.

Workers of Leptogenys ants.
Workers of Leptogenys ants.

A Leptogenys ant worker
A Leptogenys ant worker.

A Leptogenys ant worker
A Leptogenys ant worker.

A Leptogenys ant worker
A Leptogenys ant worker.

A Leptogenys ant worker
A Leptogenys ant worker.



See also:
Leptogenys genus




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: Ponerinae 43085
Tribe: Ponerini 141711
Genus: Leptogenys 219782



Last Updated: 2014 11 11
First Posted: 2014 11 11
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Myrmicaria carinata

Myrmicaria carinata are semi arboreal ants which nest underground but frequent plants and tree in their foraging. The species is monomorphic.


Myrmicaria carinata worker.

Myrmicaria carinata worker.

 Myrmicaria carinata workers.

 Myrmicaria carinata worker.

 Myrmicaria carinata worker.

 Myrmicaria carinata workers.

 Myrmicaria carinata workers.

 Myrmicaria carinata workers.

 Myrmicaria carinata worker.

 Myrmicaria carinata workers.

 Queen and brood of Myrmicaria carinata.



See also:





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
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(no rank) Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Myrmicariini 144011
Genus: Myrmicaria 369177
Species: carinata


Last Updated: 2016 07 25
First Posted: 2014 10 07
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Pericapritermes sp

This is a slightly larger Pericapritermes species, the soldiers measuring at over 7.5 millimeters. The most common size of this species is between 6 millimeters to 7 millimeters. The head of this species is also relatively shorter (and broader) than the typical species.


A soldier and worker of Pericapritermes termite
A soldier and worker of Pericapritermes termite.

A soldier and workers of Pericapritermes termite
A soldier and workers of Pericapritermes termite.

A soldier of Pericapritermes termite
A soldier of Pericapritermes termite.

A soldier of Pericapritermes termite
A soldier of Pericapritermes termite.

A soldier of Pericapritermes termite
A soldier of Pericapritermes termite.

Soldiers and a worker of Pericapritermes termite
Soldiers and a worker of Pericapritermes termite.

Soldiers and a worker of Pericapritermes termite
Soldiers and a worker of Pericapritermes termite.

A soldier and workers of Pericapritermes termite
A soldier and workers of Pericapritermes termite.

Soldiers and a worker of Pericapritermes termite
Soldiers and a worker of Pericapritermes termite.

Soldiers and workers of Pericapritermes termite
Soldiers and workers of Pericapritermes termite.



Taxonomy
Cellular organisms; 131567
Eukaryota; 2759
Opisthokonta; 33154
Metazoa; 33208
Eumetazoa; 6072
Bilateria; 33213
Coelomata; 33316
Protostomia; 33317
Panarthropoda; 88770
Arthropoda; 6656
Mandibulata; 197563
Pancrustacea; 197562
Hexapoda; 6960
Insecta; 50557
Dicondylia; 85512
Pterygota; 7496
Neoptera; 33340
Orthopteroidea; 33341
Dictyoptera; 6970
Isoptera; 7499
Superfamily: Termitiodae 46569
Family: Termitidae; 46569
Termitinae: 92738
Pericapritermes: 64671



Last Updated: 2014 09 09
First Posted: 2014 09 09
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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tetramorium sp

This Tetramorium species (sp10) is the smallest I encountered, measuring at 2.3 millimeters. Unless examine closely it may easily be mistaken for Cardiocondyla (see last photo in this post). Cardiocondyla is a species of tiny ants mostly below 2 millimeters in total length.




Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant
Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.

Worker of Tetramorium sp. ant.


See also:



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
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(no rank) Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Tetramoriini 144020
Genus: Tetramorium 30204


Last Updated: 2014 08 07
Firsts Posted: 2014 08 07
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