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Monday, January 27, 2014

Mirocapritermes

Mirocapritermes sp. is another member of the Termes group which uses mandible flicks as the defense mechanism deployed by the soldiers. The mandibles of Mirocapritermes are shaped very similar to those of the Termes genus while the head capsule is shaped like it is a transition of Homallotermes and Procapritermes but with a slight frontal projection similar to though much less pronounced then the Termes genus.




Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
 In Mirocapritermes the frontal projection protrusion is not as noticeably protruding from, almost flush with, the frontal head capsule when viewed laterally.


Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
This projection appears as a very discernible bum stretching from slightly (1/4 length of the head capsule) after the posterior of the head. 

Worker and soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Worker and soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp.

Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp.

Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldier and workers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes connectens
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.




See also:
Mirocapritermes sp02.



Taxonomy:
Cellular organisms; 131567
Eukaryota; 2759
Opisthokonta; 33154
Metazoa; 33208
Eumetazoa; 6072
Bilateria; 33213
Coelomata; 33316
Protostomia; 33317
Panarthropoda; 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda; 6656
Mandibulata; 197563
Pancrustacea; 197562
Hexapoda; 6960
Class: Insecta; 50557
Dicondylia; 85512
Pterygota; 7496
Neoptera; 33340
Infraclass: Orthopteroidea; 33341
Superorder: Dictyoptera; 6970
Order: Blattodea 85823
Suborder: Isoptera; 7499
Family: Termitidae; 46569
Subfamily: Termitinae; 92738
Termes group: 377834
Genus: Mirocapritermes 229706



Last Updated: 2014 01 27
First Posted: 2014 01 27
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Pachycondyla tridentata

Pachycondyla tridendata are large ants that are found only in forest. At over 17 millimeters this is one of the larger Pachycondyla species. The range of size for this large and varied Pachycondyla genus is from over 2 millimeters to under twenty-five millimeters. Pachycondyla tridentata like most species of the Pachycondyla genus is monomorphic.



Pachycondyla tridentata ant worker
Pachycondyla tridentata worker measured at over 17 millimeters is one of the larger species of a varied and large genus of Pachycondyla ants.

Pachycondyla tridentata ant worker
Worker of Pachycondyla tridentata.

Pachycondyla tridentata ant worker
Worker of Pachycondyla tridentata.

Pachycondyla tridentata ant worker
Worker of Pachycondyla tridentata.

Pachycondyla tridentata ant gyne
Gyne of Pachycondyla tridentata.

Pachycondyla tridentata ant queen
Queen of Pachycondyla tridentata.

Pachycondyla tridentata ant queen
The queen of Pachycondyla tridentata

Pachycondyla tridentata ant gyne
 The queen of Pachycondyla tridentata

Pachycondyla tridentata ant gyne
The queen of Pachycondyla tridentata

See also:
Pachycondyla


Taxonomy
(no rank)              Root 1
(no rank)              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:           Ponerinae 43085
Tribe:                   Ponerini 141711
Genus:                 Pachycondyla 118887
Species:               tridentata 613823


Last Updated: 2017 04 04
First Posted: 2014 01 01
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