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Genus Cyphomyrmex

Cyphomyrmex - Cyphomyrmex rimosus Formicid - Cyphomyrmex rimosus Unknown Ant - Cyphomyrmex rimosus Alate Ant #2 - Cyphomyrmex Cyphomyrmex rimosus Cyphomyrmex rimosus - female Cyphomyrmex wheeleri Cyphomyrmex rimosus - female
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
Subtribe Attina (Fungus Growing Ants)
Genus Cyphomyrmex
Explanation of Names
from Greek cypho 'bent' + myrmex 'ant'
Numbers
4 spp. in our area
Food
The gardens of some species are unusual in that the fungi do not grow as a white, mycelial mass as they do in most other attine gardens but as a yeast. The yeast gardens are fed with the feces of Lepidopteran larvae and are often built on a substrate of beetle elytra. myrmecos.net
Remarks
small, cryptic fungus-growing ants that are among the most commonly encountered of the attines (myrmecos.net)