There are wide varieties of bugs, either their nymph or adult forms that will attract ants. The ants protect the bugs from their predators and in return, the bugs. Image is of ant (Dolichoderus thoracicus) adult(s). It is by Eli Sarnat. Abstract. The Dolichoderus thoracicus (Smith) has seriously infested urban, village, and agricultural environments in Taiwan. To develop.

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Dolichoderus Hymenoptera of Asia Insects described in Dolichoderus stubs. This species is, in a simple sense, the most common and widely distributed Dolichoderus species in southeast Asia.

Check data from AntWeb. Senior synonym of Dolichoderus bituberculatus and its junior synonym Dolichoderus sellaris: About a year later in Maythey began to re-appear in the park in small numbers.

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The majority of the many described subspecies is based only on very variable characters, stich as colour or very slight differences in the sculpturing or shape of the propodeum, which may not stand the test of a critical review. Most users should sign in with their email address.

Dolichoderus thoracicus is a brown to blackish brown species most easily recognized by the deep and broad thoraccius on the mesosomal dorsum separating the propodeum from the mesonotum, the strongly convex propodeum which forms a blunt posteriorly projecting protrusion, and the strongly concave propodeal declivity.


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The scientific name Dolichoderus bituberculatus whic I used in the past is a synonym of Dolichoderus thoracicus according to the AntWeb.

This ant has been used as biological yhoracicus agent to drive away mirid bug Family: You must log in to access this functionality. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. The following notes on F.

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Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication thoracicis includes the original description.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Send us an email. Dolichoderus thoracicus is native to Southeast Asia, where, despite its use as a biological control agent, little is known about its basic biology.

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Dalla Yhoracicus, PDF: Gaster armed with ventral slit. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Dill – Workers, Sulawesi: Dolichoderus thoracicus Smith, F. These ants were nursing scale insects found on the leaf of a Sea Apple tree Syzygium grande. For websites, images must be clearly identified as coming from www.

Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanus. For instance, some have rather loose nests with or without fragile carton, while the nests of others are very stabile, multi-chambered out of firm carton material.


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Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell’Australia continuazione e fine. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Dolichoderus thoracicusbaitboric acidfeeding preferencepest ant. The consumption of each bait solution was also measured, and the results were similar to those for ant number. Color uniformly brown to blackish brown. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. In print, each image must include attribution to its photographer, the specimen code of the image, and “from www.

Antennal scape length less than 1. Dolichoderus thoracicus is a morphologically variable species Emery, eas evidenced by the high number of subspecific names Shattuck, Control20, Dorsum of mesosoma with deep and broad concavity; erect hairs present. Hence, one of its common name is Cocoa Black Ant. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Abstract The Dolichoderus thoracicus Smith has seriously infested urban, village, and agricultural environments in Taiwan. Views Read View source View history.

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