Diversity and morphology of ants (Formicidae) inhabiting on mango trees from district Mirpur Khas Sindh, Pakistan
Asif Raza Soomro, Tahira Jabeen Ursani, Jawaid A Khokhar, Muhammad Luqman, Imdad Ali Channa
This research was based on Biodiversity and Morphological studies of ants (Formicidae), started from the year April 2018 to December, 2019. Total 2057 specimens were collected and sorted out into 09 species, Camponotus compresus (Fabricius 1787), Camponotus Japonicus(Mayr, 1866, Monomorium Longi (Forel,1902), Lasius Alienus (Foerster 1850), Monomorium Schurri (Forel, 1902) Meranoplus bicolor (Guerin Meneville,1844),Polirachishogsoni,, Lioponera longitarsus Solenopsis germinates and seven genera, Camponotus, Meranoplus, Lioponera, Monomorium, Lasius, Solenopsis and Poli rhachis Pictures were captured with the help of Stereoscopic dissecting microscope having LED and digital camera. Identification was done keys given by Bolton, 1994 and Sheela, 2008. This is the first reported research work from Mirpurkhas Sindh, Pakistan.