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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Odontotermes Sp5

This species of Odontotermes sp5 is slightly longer than a previous species (first species recorded in this blog) which I have tagged as sp1. But there are some notable differences. The head of the soldiers are stouter and shorter aside from narrowing towards the anterior. A unique pattern on the abdomen is also characteristic of the soldiers of this species. This pattern although randomly present is some other species is almost always the characteristic pattern on the abdomen of this species. The soldiers measured between 8.5 millimeters to 9 millimeters are just slightly shorter than Odontotermes longigathus.


Odontotermes sp. releasing the nuptial swarm.

Odontotermes sp. releasing the nuptial swarm.

Odontotermes soldier and worker
Odontotermes workers and soldier.




In these three photos (above) of this Odontotermes species the distinct appearing pattern on the back of the abdomen of the soldiers can be clearly observed.



Odontotermes worker close up
Close up of Odontotermes Sp. worker.



See also other species of this genus:


Taxonomy:
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi/Metazoa
Metazoa
Eumetazoa
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Coelomata
Branch: Protostomia
Superphylum: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Mandibulata
Pancrustacea
Epiclass: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Dicondylia
Infraclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Orthopteroidea
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Isoptera
Family: Termitidae
SubFamily: Macrotermitinae
Genus: Odontotermes

Last updated: 2016 11 02
First Posted 2011 02 22
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cataulacus Sp

Cataulacus is a genus of armored ants that resembles Meranoplus, Cephalotes and Calyptomyrmex. Calyptomyrmex however are sightless not having eyes. Like most armored ants Cataulacus horridus is slow moving.


Top view of a worker of Cataulacus horridus.
Cataulacus ant worker

Frontal view of cataulacus horridus showing the large protruding compound eyes.
Cataulacus ant worker

Top view of Cataulacus horridus.
Cataulacus ant worker

Lateral view of Cataulacus horridus.
Cataulacus ant worker


Cataulacus ant worker

Cataulacus ant worker

Cataulacus ant worker

Cataulacus ant worker

Cataulacus ant worker
A worker ant of Cataulacus horridus.

Last Updated: 2011 04 01
First Posted 2011 02 12
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