My research focuses on the striking morphological similarities between Neotropical fungus-growing ants and oriental cryptic hypogeic ants, specifically Proatta and Dacatria. These similarities are so remarkable that they cannot be easily explained by convergent evolution alone. By studying these ants, I hope to uncover new insights into the factors that influence the development of ant morphology. I strongly believe that comprehending the relationships between morphology, ecology, behavior, and locomotion can have wide-ranging applications in evolutionary biology. Furthermore, I am keen on exploring additional areas of study, such as the convergent evolution of desert ants, the taxonomy of male ants, and the global adaptive radiation of Apaenogaster.