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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Pheidole sp

Pheidole, the big headed ants, is among one of the largest ant genus. Most are average size small ants with workers of around 2 millimeters to 4 millimeters. Pheidole species are commonly dimorphic with a few species seeing several expressions in the major worker caste. Though a very small number of Pheidole species are polymorphic, the majority of species are dimorphic. Many species of Pheidole ants are also polygynous, these are most common among of those of a larger size (minor workers of 3 millimeters) while those whose minor workers are 2 millimeters are mostly monogynous.. 



Major and minor workers of Pheidole sp(12)
















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: Pheidolini 144015
Genus: Pheidole 190769



Last Updated: 2015 04 02
First Posted: 2015 04 02
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