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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Myrmicaria melanogaster

Myrmicaria melanogaster is an arboreal nesting species of the Myrmicaria genus. Nests are composed of detritus and soil. Typical of this genus, Myrmicaria melanogaster is monomorphic..


A subnest of Myrmicaria melanogaster under the leaf of a tree.

A subnest of Myrmicaria melanogaster under the leaf of a tree.

Myrmicaria melanogaster worker. In the species the coloration is much lighter than is typical of Myrmicaria melanogaster.










Myrmicaria melanogaster worker. In the species the darker coloration is more typical of the species.



See also:
Myrmicaria carinata
Myrmicaria brunnea subcarinata
Myrmicaria sp



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: Myrmicariini 144011
Species: melanogaster


Last Updated: 2016 02 02
First Posted: 2016 02 02
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