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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Vollenhovia sp

Vollenhovia are small ants with workers measuring between 2 millimeters and 6 millimeters (largest workers) that mostly make their nests inside the trunks and branches of trees.

In many polymorphic ants, the major workers aside from being larger than the minor (and also the median) workers also commonly express other differentiating morphological attributes such as having larger heads and correspondingly larger mandibles. In Vollenhovia ants this morphological feature is not significant with the major and median workers more or less just a larger scale version of the minor workers.

This species is monomorphic.


A worker of Vollenhovia sp.
A worker of Vollenhovia sp
A worker of Vollenhovia sp.

A worker of Vollenhovia sp
A worker of Vollenhovia sp.

A worker of Vollenhovia sp
A worker of Vollenhovia sp.

A worker of Vollenhovia sp
A worker of Vollenhovia sp.

A worker of Vollenhovia sp
A worker of Vollenhovia sp.

A worker of Vollenhovia sp
A worker of Vollenhovia sp.

A worker of Vollenhovia sp
A worker of Vollenhovia sp.
A worker of Vollenhovia sp




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Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms 131567
SuperKingdom: Eukaryota 2759
No Rank: Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208
No Rank: Eumetazoa 6072
No Rank: Bilateria 33213
No Rank: Coelomata 33316
No Rank: Protostomia 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: Stenammini 144019
Genus: Vollenhovia 369248


Last Updated: 2017 01 01
First Posted: 2017 01 01
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