- Abdominal segment III with tergosternal fusion
- Tergite of abdominal segment IV hypertrophied, comprising entire dorsum of gaster in dorsal view
- Ileum dilated and thickened to accommodate microorganisms
- Proventriculus mushroom-shaped, with a sclerotized cuticular framework
Cephalotini is a tribe of ants in the subfamily Myrmicinae. Although they are wingless, biologists have observed them gliding. They will glide back to the trunk of their tree, which is much safer than the ground or water below. They are among a number of groups of gliding ants. They feed mainly on nectar and avian excretion.
- Sanders, Robert (9 February 2005). "Discovery of gliding ants shows wingless flight has arisen throughout the animal kingdom". UC Berkeley News. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- Sanders, Robert (2005). "Discovery of gliding ants shows wingless flight has arisen throughout the animal kingdom"
- Yurman, D. and Dominguez-Bello, M.D. (1993). "Bacteria Present in the Gut of Two Neotropical Cephalotini Ants, Cephalotes atratus and Zacryptocerus cf. pusillus, Folia Microbiologica. Vol. 38, No. 6 Springer Netherlands pp. 515-518
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