The vast majority of antlings in a colony are classified as workers
which can be identified by three-pronged carrying mandibles or two-pronged shearing mandibles, respectively. However, some workers are seen acting as sentries and soldiers in certain colonies.
. Soldiers tend to be lighter in color than workers, and high in a colony's hierarchy, hues can even shifts towards green (in the case of the health-restoring marshal) or blue (in the case of the princess). The egg-laying queen possesses abdomen that is visibly distinct in the genus.