Pheidole xerophilla


  

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Pheidole xerophila major worker
Pheidole xerophila major worker
Pheidole xerophila minor worker near major worker's head. These ants look very different, but they are from the same nest - they are more than likely sisters, in fact.
Pheidole xerophila minor worker near major worker's head. These ants look very different, but they are from the same nest - they are more than likely sisters, in fact.
Pheidole xerophila major worker.
Pheidole xerophila major worker.
Pheidole xerophila major worker.
Pheidole xerophila major worker.
Pheidole xerophila - a winged queen is at the right of the photo, a major is just to the left of her, and you can see a group of three minor workers next to the major.
Pheidole xerophila - a winged queen is at the right of the photo, a major is just to the left of her, and you can see a group of three minor workers next to the major.
Pheidole xerophila winged queen in the foreground, with a minor worker in the background.
Pheidole xerophila winged queen in the foreground, with a minor worker in the background.
Pheidole xerophila major workers coming out of the nest.
Pheidole xerophila major workers coming out of the nest.
Pheidole xerophila winged queen, major worker and minor workers coming out of nest. The emergence of the winged males and females occurred about the same time of year as the summer monsoons.
Pheidole xerophila winged queen, major worker and minor workers coming out of nest. The emergence of the winged males and females occurred about the same time of year as the summer monsoons.
Pheidole xerophila winged male (center of photo) surrounded by minor workers. You can see that the head of the male is nowhere near as robust as that of the queen in other photos.
Pheidole xerophila winged male (center of photo) surrounded by minor workers. You can see that the head of the male is nowhere near as robust as that of the queen in other photos.