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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Amblyopone

Amblyopone are mostly vampire ants. In vampire ants the adults workers and queens feed off the juices of the larvae by puncturing a hole in the ‘neck’ of the larvae and drinking the liquid ‘blood’ that flows out. Many vampire ants species are also specialist hunters of small centipede species but most also hunt other arthropods. This species also prey on termites.



Worker of Amblyopone sp,

Workers of Amblyopone sp, with a larva.

















Taxonomy:
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: Ambloyoponinae 292192
Tribe: Amblyoponini 219763
Genus: Amblyopone 219764



Last Updated: 2015 05 05
First Posted: 2015 05 05
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