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Genus Cephalotes - Turtle Ants

Cephalotes texanus (Santschi) - Cephalotes texanus Cephalotes texanus (Santschi) - Cephalotes texanus unknown ant - Cephalotes texanus Cephalotes texanus (Santschi) - Cephalotes texanus Formicid - Cephalotes Cephalotes rohweri - female Cephalotes rohweri - female Turtle Ant - Cephalotes texanus
Classification
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 ("Higher" myrmicines - no group name)
Genus Cephalotes (Turtle Ants)
Other Common Names
Gliding Ants
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly placed in Cephalotini
Explanation of Names
Cephalotes Latreille 1802
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, ~120 total
Range
Neotropics(1); in our area, one sp. in each 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.