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Monday, December 31, 2012

Myopias sp

The Myopias genus looks a bit like Plectrotena genus which is mostly documented in the African continent.


Two workers of Myopias ants.
Two workers of Plectroctena ants

There is a minor size variation in the workers.
Two workers of Plectroctena ants

Top view of this Myopias ant worker.
Top view of this Plectroctena ant worker

Lateral view of Myopias sp.
Lateral view of Plectroctena sp

Front view of Myopias sp.
Front view of Plectroctena sp.

Myopias sp. workers are monomorphic and measured at 10 millimeters.

Myopias sp.
Plectroctena sp

Myopias sp.

Myopias sp.
Plectroctena sp

Myopias sp.
Plectroctena sp

Myopias sp.
Plectroctena sp


Plectroctena sp

Myopias sp.
Plectroctena sp



Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms
Superkingdom: Eukayota 2759
Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208 (aka Animalia)
(No Rank): Eumetazoa 6072
(No Rank): Bilateria 33213
(No Rank): Protostomia 33317
(No Rank): Ecdysozoa 1206784
(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): Petrygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(No Rank): Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Formicinae 7479
Tribe - Camponotini 72773
Genus - Camponotus 13390
Subfamily: Ponerinae 43085
Tribe: Ponerini 141711
Genus: Myopias 369171


Last Updated: 2013 02 02
First Posted: 2012 12 31
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Odontotermes sp7

This species with the soldiers measuring at 6 millimiters is just slightly larger than Odontotermes sp4 recorded in this blog. This belongs to the 'type 2' head shape.

A soldier of Odontotermes sp.
A soldier of Odontotermes sp

A soldier of Odontotermes sp.
A soldier of Odontotermes sp

A soldier and a worker of Odontotermes sp.
Soldier and worker of Odontotermes sp

Workers and a soldier of Odontotermes sp.
Soldier and workers of Odontotermes sp

A soldier of Odontotermes sp.
A soldier of Odontotermes sp




Taxonomy:
Domain: Eukaryota
Fungi/Metazoa
Metazoa
Eumetazoa
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Coelomata
Branch: Protostomia
Superphylum: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Mandibulata
Pancrustacea
Epiclass: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Dicondylia 85512
Infraclass: Pterygota 7496
Infraclass: Neoptera 33340
Orthopteroidea 33341
Superorder: Dictyoptera 6970
Order: Isoptera 7499
Family: Termitidae 46569
SubFamily: Macrotermitinae 46572
Genus: Odontotermes 60587


Species List:
001. adampurensis
002. agilis
003. akengeensis
004. amanicus
005. anamallensis
006. anceps
007. angustatus
008. angustignathus
009. angustipennis
010. annulicornis
011. apollo
012. aquaticus
013. assmuthi
014. aurora
015. badius
016. bellahunisensis
017. bequaerti
018. bhagwatii
019. billitoni
020. boetonensis
021. bomaensis
022. boranicus
023. borgoriensis
024. bottegoanus
025. boveni
026. brunneus
027. buchholzi
028. butteli
029. caffrariae
030. capensis
031. celebensis
032. ceylonicus
033. classicus
034. conignathus
035. culturarum
036. denticulatus
037. diana
038. dimorphus
039. distans
040. dives
041. djampeensis
042. domesticus
043. ebeni
044. egregius
045. elgonensis
046. erodens
047. escherichi
048. fallax
049. feae
050. feaeoides
051. fidens
052. flammifrons
053. fockianus
054. fontanellus
055. formosanus
056. foveafrons
057. fulleri
058. fuyangensis
059. ganpati
060. garambae
061. giriensis
062. globicola
063. grandiceps
064. grassei
065. gravelyi
066. guptai
067. gurdaspurensis
068. hageni
069. hainanensis
070. holmgreni
071. horai
072. horni
073. incisus
074. indicus
075. indrapurensis
076. interveniens
077. iratus
078. javanicus
079. kapuri
080. karawajevi
081. karnyi
082. kibarensis
083. koenigi
084. kulkarnii
085. lacustris
086. latericius
087. latialatus
088. latigula
089. latiguloides
090. latissimus
091. lautus
092. lobintactus
093. longignathus
094. longigula
095. longzhouensis
096. luoyangensis
097. maesodensis
098. magadalenae
099. makassarensis
100. malaccensis
101. maladictus
102. malelaensis
103. maliki
104. mathuri
105. maximus
106. mediocris
107. meridionalis
108. microdentatus
109. microps
110. minutus
111. mirganjensis
112. mohandi
113. monodon
114. montanus
115. mukimbunginis
116. neodenticulatus
117. nilensis
118. nolaensis
119. obesus
120. oblongatus
121. okahandjae
122. ostentans
123. palmquisti
124. paradenticulatus
125. paralatigula
126. parallelus
127. paraoblongatus
128. parvidens
129. patruus
130. pauperans
131. peshawarensis
132. planiceps
133. praevalens
134. preliminaris
135. pretoriensis
136. prodives
137. profeae
138. proformosanus
139. prolatigula
140. proximus
141. pujiangensis
142. pyriceps
143. qianyangensis
144. ramulosus
145. rectanguloides
146. redemanni
147. rehobothensis
148. robustus
149. rothschildianus
150. salebrifrons
151. sarawakensis
152. schmitzi
153. scrutor
154. sellathorax
155. shanglinensis
156. sikkimensis
157. silamensis
158. silvaticus
159. silvestrii
160. silvicolus
161. simalurensis
162. simplicidens
163. sinabangensis
164. singsiti
165. sjostedti
166. smeathmani
167. snyderi
168. somaliensis
169. stanleyvillensis
170. stercorivorus
171. sudanensis
172. sundaicus
173. takensis
174. tanganicus
175. taprobanes
176. terricola
177. tragardhi
178. transvaalensis
179. vaishno
180. vulgaris
181. wallonensis
182. wuzhishanensis
183. yadevi
184. yaoi
185. yarangensis
186. yunnanensis
187. zambesiensis
188. zulunatalensis
189. zunyiensis


Last Updated: 2012 12 12

First Posted: 2012 12 12
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cerapachys

Cerapachys are sausage shaped small to mid size ants. This species polymorphic.


A major worker of Cerapachys ant
A major worker of Cerapachys sp.

A major worker of Cerapachys ant
Cerapachys ant.

A major worker of Cerapachys ant

A major worker of Cerapachys ant

A major worker of Cerapachys ant

A major worker of Cerapachys ant

A major worker of Cerapachys ant

A major worker of Cerapachys ant

A major worker of Cerapachys ant



Cerapachys sp(03)



Cerapachys sp(04)



Cerapachys biroi

Workers of Cerapachys biroi. Cerapachys biroi are monomorphic.


See also:
Cerapachys biroi
Cerapachys sp(03)
Cerapachys sp(04)




Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Cerapachyinae
Genus: Cerapachys



Last Updated: 2014 08 01
First Posted: 2012 11 22
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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Pachycondyla havilandi

Pachycondyla havilandi is a medium size species of the Pachycondyla genus. This rather 'fat' looking ant has tiny eyes and are mostly subterranean. Like quite a number of species of the Pachycondyla genus this species is a specialist termite predator. Specialist termites hunters tackle their favorite termite prey in a different manner from non specialist termite hunter ants. In specialist termites hunters when they encounter termites they kill as many as they can and pile them up before transporting them back to their nest.

Pachycondyla havilandi is polygynous and like most species of this genus is monomorphic.

Like many species of this genus this ant is mostly a subterranean hunter tunneling their way underground to hunt their main prey - termites. As a major decompositor of the forest floor, termites are the main target prey for many forest ants as well as other forest predators and their are contributory to the richness in species biodiversity of invertebrates (especially ants) in the Tropical Rainforest.

A worker of Pachycondyla havilandi.
A worker of Pachycondyla havilandi

A worker of Pachycondyla havilandi.
A worker of Pachycondyla havilandi

 Workers of Pachycondyla havilandi with some larvae.
Workers of Pachycondyla havilandi with some larvae

A worker of Pachycondyla havilandi with a small larva.
worker of Pachycondyla havilandi

A worker of Pachycondyla havilandi with some larvae.
worker of Pachycondyla havilandi







Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms
Superkingdom: Eukayota 2759
Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208 (aka Animalia)
(No Rank): Eumetazoa 6072
(No Rank): Bilateria 33213
(No Rank): Protostomia 33317
(No Rank): Ecdysozoa 1206784
(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): Petrygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(No Rank): Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Ponerinae 43085
Tribe: Ponerini 141711
Genus: Pachycondyla 118887
Species: havilandi 613670


Last Updated: 2017 04 04
First Posted: 2012 11 17
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Coptotermes curvignathus

Coptotermes curvignathus quite closely resembles Coptotermes gestrio but is larger. They are not as commonly found as Coptotermes gestrio.


A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite

Soldiers of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
Soldiers of Coptotermes curvignathus termite

A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite

A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite

A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite

A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite

A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
A worker and soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite

A soldier of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.

Soldiers and a worker of Coptotermes curvignathus termite.
Soldiers and a worker of Coptotermes urvignathus termite




See also:

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Isoptera 7499
Family: Rhinotermitidae
Subfamily: Coptotermitine
Genus: Coptotermes
Species: curvignathus


Last Updated: 2012 10 30
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pristomyrmex trachylissus

This Pristomyrmex species is unusual in also having large spines on the first thoracic segment. Pristomyrmex genus are average size ants that are mostly found in heavily wooded areas. Of this genus Pristmmyrmex trachylissus is the most magnificently sculptured with a lovely hue of reddish pink. Pristomyrmex trachylissus is monomorphic, and looks like Pristomyrmex bicolor.

Pristomyrmex trachylissus worker.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus worker

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers

Pristomyrmex trachylissus ants.
Pristomyrmex trachylissus workers






See also:



Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms
Superkingdom: Eukayota 2759
Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208 (aka Animalia)
(No Rank): Eumetazoa 6072
(No Rank): Bilateria 33213
(No Rank): Protostomia 33317
(No Rank): Ecdysozoa 1206784
(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): Petrygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(No Rank): Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Myrmecinini 144010
Genus: Pristomyrmex 255791
Species: trachylissus


Last Updated: 2012 10 20
First Posted: 2012 10 10
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