Morphology and Terminology

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Ants vary greatly in size. Here a Discothyrea sexarticulata worker rests on Dinoponera australis. Photo by Guilherme Ide (MZUSP).
Myrmecia brevinoda, one of the largest ants, together with one of the smallest, Carebara atoma, photographed using an electron microscope. Photo by Bob Taylor and Colin Beaton.

Information on morphology and terminology can be found on the following pages.

The Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology Portal provides a catalog of anatomical terms and images.

Ant Mandibles

Males

See Boudinot, 2013 for discussion of genitalia.