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Monday, December 12, 2016

Pericapritermes sp

One of the smaller species this Pericapritermes has soldiers that measured slightly below 6 millimeters.


















Taxonomy
Domain - Eukaryota
Kingdom - Animalia
Subkingdom - Bilateria
Branch - Protostomia
Infrakingdom - Ecdysozoa
Superphylum - Panarthropoda
Phylum - Arthropoda
Subphylum - Mandibulata
Infraphylum - Atelocerata
Superclass - Panhexapoda
Epiclass: Hexapoda
Class - Insecta
Subclass - Dicondylia
Infraclass - Pterygota
Superorder - Dictyoptera
Order - Isoptera
Family - Termitidae
Subfamily - Termitinae
Tribe - Termitini
Genus - Pericapritermes


Last Updated: 2016 12 12
First Posted: 2016 12 12
© 2009 – 2016 Quah. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pheidole sp

Pheidole sp17 is another typical species of the size one (smallest) group with minor workers around 1.5 millimeters up to around 2 millimeters and major worker of around 3 millimeters (mostly) this very large genus.















See also:
Pheidole genus
Pheidole sp(07)
Pheidole sp(08)
Pheidole sp(09)
Pheidole sp(12)
Pheidole sp(15)
Pheidole sp(24)
Pheidole longipes





Taxonomy
(no rank) Root 1
(Top Node) 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: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Pheidolini 144015
Genus: Pheidole 190769



Last Updated: 2016 11 10
First Posted: 2016 11 10
© 2009 – 2016 Quah. All rights reserved.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Platythyrea sp

Platythyrea sp02 is another typical species of this average (i.e. mid size) ant. Monomorphic and arboreal this ant is commonly found foraging among plants and trees and the surrounding grounds.















See also:
Platythyrea 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: Ponerinae 43085
Tribe: Platythyreini 141713
Genus: Platythyrea 77146


Last Updated: 2016 10 10
First Posted: 2016 10 10
© 2016 Quah. All rights reserved.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Aphaenogaster

Aphaenogaster are monomorphic ants with thin workers not too different from the thin minor workers of many species of the Pheidole genus. However the Aphaenogaster workers at around 6 millimeters (and larger) are generally larger than those of the larger typical Pheidole species with minor workers measuring around 3 millimeters (TL).











Aphaenogaster worker carrying the pupa of a gyne.




Taxonomy
(no rank) Root 1
(Top Node) 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: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Pheidolini 144015
Genus: Apjaemogaster 165430



Last Updated: 2016 09 08
First Posted: 2016 09 08
© 2009 – 2016 Quah. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Pseudolasius sp

Pseudolasius sp. like most species of this genus are small mostly subterranean ants that forage mostly underground. This species is trimorphic while most are dimorphic. Eyes in the workers are either rudimentary (vestigial) or absence. 



















See also:
Lasius
Pseudolasius sp01



Taxonomy
(no rank) Root 1
(Top Node) 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: Formicinae 7479
Tribe: Lasiini 72772
Genus: Pseudolasius 262039



Last Updated: 2016 08 08
First Posted: 2016 08 08
© 2009 – 2016 Quah. All rights reserved.