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Ants (Formicidae) of Rajasthan

Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 288

By: Neena Tak(Author)

54 pages, 7 plates with 51 colour photos; 1 colour map

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | Dec 2008 | #198685 | ISBN-13: 9788181712066
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This volume deals with 51 ants species distributed under 22 genera and eight subfamilies viz. Dorylinae, Aenictinae, Dolichoderinae, Cerapachyinae, Ponerinae, Pseudomyrmecinae, Myrmicinae and Formicinae of Family Formicidae of Order Hymenoptera. While working on Ants of Rajasthan the author has come to the conclusion that Dorylus labiatus Shuckard of subfamily Dorylinae, Tapinoma melanocephalum Fabricius of sub-family Dolichoderinae, Tetraponera rufonigra Jerdon of sub-family Pseudomyrmecinae, Monomorium glabrum, Ern Andre, Monomorium scabriceps Mayr, Monomorium gracillimum var. mayri Forel, Monomorium salomonis race indicum Forel, Messor barbarus subsp. himalayana Forel of sub-family Myrmicinae, Cataglyphis bicolor setipes Emery and Acantholepis frauenfeldi Emery of sub-family Formicinae are found in abundance.

Out of 51 species of ants, eight species of Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, are new records from Rajasthan.


Abbreviation used

1. Dorylus (Typhlopone) labiatus Shuckard
2. Dorylus (Alaopone) orientalis Westwood
3. Aenictus (Aenictus) brevicornis worker
4. Tapinoma (Micromyrma) melanocephalum Fabricius
5. Cerapachys longitarsus Mayr
6. Cerapachys (Cerapachys) risi Forel
7. Anochetus punctiventris Mayr
8. Anochetus taylori Forel
9. Anochetus yerburyi Forel
10. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) processionalis Jerdon
11. Tetraponera (Tetraponera) rufonigra Jerdon
12. Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) brunnea var. contemta Mayr
13. Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) rothneyi Mayr
14. Crematogaster (Orthocrema) walshi Forel
15. Meranoplus bicolor Guerin
16. Monomorium (Lampromyrmex) atomus Forel
17. Monomorium (Monomorium) latinode Mayr
18. Monomorium (Monomorium) pharaonis Linne
19. Monomorium (Monomorium) wroughtoni Forel
20. Monomorium (Holycomyrmex) criniceps Mayr
21. Monomorium (Holycomyrmex) glabrum Ern Andre
22. Monomorium (Holycomyrmex) scabriceps Mayr
23. Monomorium (Parholcomyrmex) destructor Jerdon
24. Monomorium (Parholcomyrmex) gracillimum var. mayri Forel
25. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) salomonis indicum Forel
26. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) longi Forel
27. Monomorium sagei Forel
28. Solenopsis geminata Fabricius
29. Messor barbarus subsp. himalayana Forel
30. Pheidole (Pheidole) sulcaticeps Roger
31. Pheidole (Pheidole) wroughtoni Forel
32. Pheidologeton affinis Jerdon
33. Tetramorium walshi Forel
34. Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) angusticollis Jerdon
35. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) compressus Fabricius
36. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) irritans Fred. Smith
37. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) carin Emery
38. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) mitis Smith
39. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) invidus Forel
40. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) taylori Forel
41. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) variegatus Smith
42. Camponotus dichrous Forel
43. Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) sericeus Fabricius
44. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) simplex Mayr
45. Cataglyphis bicolor setipes Emery
46. Oecophylla smaragdina Fabricius
47. Paratrechina taylori Forel
48. Acantholepis frauenfeldi Emery
49. Anoplolepis jerdoni Forel


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