A new ant species of the genus Anochetus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India with a remarkable nest entrance architecture

Marathe, Aniruddha and Dharma Rajan, Priyadarsanan (2016) A new ant species of the genus Anochetus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India with a remarkable nest entrance architecture. Current Science, 110 (06). pp. 1105-1107. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract

A new ant species, Anochetus daedalus, is described based on worker caste collected from a nest in secondary tropical semi-evergreen forest from Sirsi, Karnataka, India, part of the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. It is very similar to Anochetus nietneri Roger, but is distinctly different in shape of the petiole. The species is notable for constructing elaborate nest entrance which resembles ‘fort nests’ constructed by some Pheidole spp.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Anochetus daedalus, labyrinthine fortification, nest entrance, worker caste.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
Depositing User: Eprints Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 07:04
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 07:04
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/212

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