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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tetramorium

Tetramorium are monomorphic and polygynous ants ranging from slightly over a millimeters to 6 millimeters in length. Tetramorium are mostly daytime swarmers release their nuptial swarms during the day and their distribution are thus not affected by the night lights of human cities and towns.



Tetramorium ants.

Tetramorium ants.

Tetramorium ants.

Tetramorium ants.

Tetramorium sp2.
Tetramorium worker.

Tetramorium workers.


The gyne with workers and some alates.

A queen.


Tetramorium Sp3.

A small 3 millimeters species of Tetramorium.
A small species,

Another small species of Tetramorium.

Sp4.
A small species of Tetramorium workers and queen.

Male of Tetramorium ants.

Tetramorium ants tending the brood.






Taxonomy
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Tetramoriini 144020
Genus: Tetramorium 30204


Last Updated: 2013 12 20
Firsts Posted: 2011 09 29
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Kemneritermes.

Kemneritermes appear to be a "primitive" Pericapritermes. The head of the soldier is shorter in proportion to its body than Pericapritermes.  The mandibles shape is closer to that of Dicuspiditermes.

A soldier and worker of Kemneritermes termites.
Kemneritermes termties soldier and workers

This picture shows two soldiers of Kemneritermes with some workers.
Kemneritermes termites soldiers and workers

Soldier of Kemneritermes termites.

Soldier of Kemneritermes termites.


Lateral view of Kemneritermes termite soldier.

Workers and a soldier of Kemneritermes termites.

Workers and a soldier of Kemneritermes termites.


Frontal view of view of Kemneritermes termite soldiers.






Last Updated: 2011 09 12
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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Tetraponera.

Tetraponera are mostly arboreal but many species will also nest on fallen trees or tree trunks. Even in their foraging they frequent the ground to hunt for food.


 Tetraponera workers feeding on a dead lizard.

 The wound on a tree trunk resulting from a broken branch makes for the location for Tetraponera rufronigra to build their nests.
Tetraponera build their nest in the trunks and branches of trees.

A worker of Tetraponera rufonigra
A worker of Tetraponera rufonigra lateral view.

Top view of Tetraponera rufonigra
A worker of Tetraponera rufonigra top view.

A worker of Tetraponera rufonigra frontal view.

worker of Tetraponera rufonigra
A worker of Tetraponera rufonigra.

A worker of Tetraponera rufonigra.

Worker of Tetraponera rufonigra
A worker of Tetraponera rufonigra.

Alate gyne of Tetraponera rufonigra
Alate gyne of Tetraponera rufonigra.

Alate gyne of Tetraponera rufonigra.
Tetraponera rufroniga female alate.

Tetraponera rufroniga female alate.

Tetraponera rufroniga female alate.

Alate gyne of Tetraponera rufonigra.

Queen of Tetraponera rufronigra
Queen of Tetraponera rufronigra. In Tetraponera rufronigra the second petiole node of the queen is red in color while those in the workers are black.

Gyne of Tetraponera rufronigra
Gyne of Tetraponera rufronigra.

Tetraponera nitida

The worker of Tetraponera nitida a small Tetraponera species
The worker of Tetraponera nitida, a small Tetraponera species.

Tetraponera nitida worker
Tetraponera nitida worker.
Tetraponera nitida worker
Tetraponera nitida worker.

Tetraponera nitida worker
Tetraponera nitida worker.


Tetraponera sp3.

Another Tetraponera species.
Another Tetraponera species.

Worker of Tetraponera sp
Another Tetraponera species.

Worker of Tetraponera sp
Worker of Tetraponera sp3.

Worker of Tetraponera sp
Worker of Tetraponera sp3.

Tetraponera sp4


Tetraponera sp6






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: Pseudomyrmicinae 40138
Genus: Tetraponera 28639
Species: rufonigra 28640


Last updated: 2016 07 05
First posted: 2011 09 01
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