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Genus Cephalotes - Turtle Ants

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Attini
Genus Cephalotes (Turtle Ants)
Other Common Names
Gliding Ants
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly placed in Cephalotini
Explanation of Names
Cephalotes Latreille 1802
3 spp. in our area, ~120 total
Neotropics(1); in our area, one sp. each in AZ, TX, and FL (Florida Keys)
Print References
Longino J.T., Wheeler J. (1987) Ants in live oak galls in Texas. National Geographic Research 3: 125-127.