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Monday, July 07, 2014

Acropyga

Acropyga is a genus of small mostly subterranean ants that rarely venture from their underground tunnels and cravens. Acropyga ants have a very close mutualistic relationship with the aphids they tend.


Workers of Acropyga ants tending to aphids and their brood
Workers of Acropyga sp tending to aphids and their brood.

Acropyga ant workers
Acropyga ant workers

Acropyga ants.

Acropyga ants and their dependent mutualistic aphids
Acropyga ants and their dependent mutualistic aphids

Acropyga ants and their aphids
Acropyga ants and their aphids.

Acropyga ants and their aphids
Acropyga ants and their aphids.

Acropyga ants and their aphids
Acropyga ants and their aphids.

Acropyga ants and their aphids
Acropyga ants and their aphids.

A worker of Acropyga sp
A worker of Acropyga sp.

A worker of Acropyga sp
A worker of Acropyga sp.

Like many subterranean forest ants, Acropyga prey extensively on termites.
Like many subterranean forest ants, Acropyga prey extensively on termites.

Larvae of Acropyga ants. Like many subterranean forest ants, Acropyga prey extensively on termites.

Workers of Acropyga sp tending to aphids and their brood.

Pupae of Acropyga ants.





Taxonomy:
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Arthropoda
Subphylum - Hexapoda
Class - Insecta
Subclass - Pterygota
Infraclass - Neoptera
Order - Hymenoptera 7399
Suborder - Apocrita 7400
Infraorder - Aculeata 7434
Superfamily - Vespoidea 34725
Family - Formicidae 36668
Subfamily - Formicinae 7479
Tribe - Lasini 72772
Genus - Acropyga 354290


Last Updated: 2014 07 07
First Posted: 2014 07 07
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