Rahul Sharma

Cephalotes varians

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Suborder  Apocrita
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Hymenoptera
Family  Formicidae
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Similar  Cephalotes, Mirror turtle ant, Cephalotes rohweri, Cephalotes clypeatus, Cephalotes texanus

Cephalotes varians is a species of arboreal ant of the genus Cephalotes, characterized by an odd shaped head and the ability to "parachute" by steering their fall if they drop off of the tree they're on. Giving their name also as gliding ants.

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Cephalotes varians Wikipedia


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