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[[File:Myrmecia_brevinoda_(large_ant)_%26_Carebara_atoma_(small_ant)_SEM.jpg|thumb|400px|''[[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.]]
 
[[File:Myrmecia_brevinoda_(large_ant)_%26_Carebara_atoma_(small_ant)_SEM.jpg|thumb|400px|''[[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.]]
 
{{LargeFont|Information on morphology and terminology can be found on the following pages.}}
 
{{LargeFont|Information on morphology and terminology can be found on the following pages.}}
*[[Morphological Terms]] (Bolton 1995, in part)
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==Body Morphology==
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*Worker Morphology ([[Morphological Terms]], from Bolton, 1994, in part)
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**Head (see [[Media:Richter, A., Keller, R.A. et al. 2019. The cephalic anatomy of workers of the ant species Wasmannia affinis.pdf|Richter et al., 2019]])
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**Tentorium (see [[Media:Kubota, H., Yoshimura, J. et al. 2019. Morphology of the tentorium in the ant genus Lasius.pdf|Kubota et al., 2019]])
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**Mesosoma (see [[Media:Liu, S.-P., Richter, A. et al. 2019. The mesosomal anatomy of Myrmecia nigrocincta workers.pdf|Liu et al., 2019]])
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**Metathoracic spiracles (see [[Media:Fedoseeva, E.B. 2017. The metathoracic spiracles in some ants and wasps.pdf|Fedoseeva, 2017]])
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**Distal leg structures (see [[Media:Beutel, R.G., Richter, A. et al. 2020. Distal leg structures of the Aculeata (10.1002@jmor.21133).pdf|Beutel et al., 2020]])
 
*[[Queen and Male Morphology]] (Boudinot, 2015)
 
*[[Queen and Male Morphology]] (Boudinot, 2015)
*[[Surface Sculpturing]] (Harris 1979)
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*Mandibles ([[Morphological and Functional Diversity of Ant Mandibles]])
*[[Surface Sculpturing II]]
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*Trap-jaw mechanisms ([[Dacetine trap-jaws]])
*[[Morphological Measurements]]
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*[[Male Genitalia]] (see [[Media:Boudinot_BE_(2013)_The_male_genitalia_of_ants_musculature,_homology,_and_functional_morphology.pdf|Boudinot, 2013]]; [[Media:Tozetto, L., Lattke, J.E. 2020. Revealing male genital morphology in the giant ant genus Dinoponera (10.1016@j.asd.2020.100943).pdf|Tozetto & Lattke, 2020]].)
*[[Caste Terminology]]
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*[[Hair Shape]] (Lattke et al. 2018)
*[[Terminology]] Descriptions of life history strategies used throughout AntWiki.
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*[http://portal.hymao.org Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology Portal] (Hymenoptera-wide homology concepts)
  
The [http://portal.hymao.org Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology Portal] provides a catalog of anatomical terms and images.
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==Wings==
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*Hindwings (see [[Media:Cantone, S., Zuben, C.J. von. 2019. The hindwings of ants.pdf|Cantone et al., 2019]])
  
==Ant Mandibles==
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==Morphometrics==
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*[[Morphological Measurements]]
  
<gallery>
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==Surface Sculpture==
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*[[Surface Sculpturing]] (Harris 1979)
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*[[Surface Sculpturing II]]
  
</gallery>
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==Caste morphology==
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*[[Caste Terminology]]
  
*[[Morphological and Functional Diversity of Ant Mandibles]]
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==Life History Strategies==
 
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*[[Terminology]] Descriptions of life history strategies used throughout AntWiki.
*[[Dacetine trap-jaws]]
 
  
==Males==
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{{Economolab 3D
See [[Media:Boudinot_BE_(2013)_The_male_genitalia_of_ants_musculature,_homology,_and_functional_morphology.pdf|Boudinot, 2013]] for discussion of genitalia.
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|name = ''Proceratium'' sp.
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|caste = worker
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|view = head
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|link = https://sketchfab.com/models/ae46a62622d64dfeadf028b717d2aeb7/embed
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|specimenidentifier = CASENT0790271
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|institution = OIST
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|notes = Specimen from USA
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}}
  
[[category:I'm Interested In]]
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{{Economolab 3D
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|name =''Melissotarsus''
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|caste =worker
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|view =mouthparts
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|link =https://sketchfab.com/models/b69cb7ceac5749ea8a9dcc38c731c72c/embed
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|specimenidentifier =CASENT0790604
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|institution =
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|notes =Open mouthparts of bark-inhabiting ant species ''Melissotarsus'' sp. from Africa.
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}}

Latest revision as of 00:30, 16 May 2020

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.

Body Morphology

Wings

Morphometrics

Surface Sculpture

Caste morphology

Life History Strategies

  • Terminology Descriptions of life history strategies used throughout AntWiki.

Economo-header (arilab.unit.oist.jp).png  X-ray micro-CT scan 3D model of Proceratium sp. (worker) prepared by the Economo lab at OIST.

Specimen from USA See on Sketchfab. See list of 3D images.

Economo-header (arilab.unit.oist.jp).png  X-ray micro-CT scan 3D model of Melissotarsus (worker) prepared by the Economo lab at OIST.

Open mouthparts of bark-inhabiting ant species Melissotarsus sp. from Africa. See on Sketchfab. See list of 3D images.