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Cephalotes varians otherwise known as the door head ant or turtle

Cephalotes varians otherwise known as the door head ant or turtle

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Cephalotes varians, turtle ant soldier. The bizarre disc on the head is used as

Cephalotes varians, otherwise known as the door head ant or turtle ant, is a species of ant that uses its bizarre head morphology to form plugs in the holes ...

Cephalotes varians

Cephalotes varians turtle ant soldier showing the head disk used for guarding nest entrances. Florida Keys, USA

Cephalotes varians

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Cephalotes varians turtle ant worker tending to a larva. Florida Keys, USA

Cephalotes varians. A soldier ant blocks the nest entrance with her head- visible as a broad disk- while a second soldier walks by.

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Cephalotes varians

Cephalotes varians

Cephalotes varians

Cephalotes rohweri, the Arizona turtle ant. The broad head disc of this soldier is

Above is another example of Cephalotes varians, also known as the turtle ant. We are afraid we cannot tell you for sure why this one has wings - perhaps ...

I'm off on another Arizona road trip in search of the bizarre Arizona turtle ant (Cephalotes rohweri). Why make a doorway to your nest when the plate-like ...

Back to Cephalotes varians for a second and here you can see the shape of its head from above. There is real power in that form.

Cephalotes targionii - Turtle Ant. Uses it's head to block the hole to the nest.

Turtle ants have broad, flat heads that they use as living doors to block the entrances to their nests. Competition is fierce because these ants don't build ...

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Phylogenetic tree of bacteria associated with Cephalotes varians turtle ants and their GenBank relatives. Shown

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Cephalotes varians

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Cephalotes varians

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Cephalotes varians, otherwise known as the door head ant or turtle ant, is a species of ant that uses its bizarre head morphology to form plugs in the holes ...

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Cephalotes varians

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Cephalotes varians, otherwise known as the door head ant or turtle ant, is a species of ant that uses its bizarre head morphology to form plugs in …

Cephalotes varians

Cephalotes varians

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