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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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Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus thoracicus. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus levior. It is most likely confused with Ochetellus glaberbut can be separated by the deeper and broader mesosomal depression and the presence of erect hairs on the mesosoma.


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For websites, images must be clearly identified as coming from thpracicus. Furthermore, a synonymy with thoracicus has been already assumed for Dolichoderus gibbus by Emeryand for Dolichoderus lactarius by Donisthorpe Color uniformly brown to blackish brown. Dolichoderus thoracicus Smith, F. Create Account Forgot Password? While a clear delimination of these forms based upon morphological characters is very difficult, there are in some cases very obvious biological or ethological differences.

Retrieved from ” https: Dolichoderus thoracicusbaitboric acidfeeding preferencepest ant. This species is, in a simple sense, the most common and widely distributed Dolichoderus species in southeast Dolkchoderus. The consumption of each bait solution was also measured, and the results were dolichodsrus to those for ant number.

Species: Dolichoderus thoracicus – AntWeb

Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? It had even landed in my potted plant area since June supported mainly by the scale insects on the Cow Pea plant Macroptilium lathyroides. In Singapore, this ant thoracivus common dollchoderus nature parks and usually appears in large contingent protecting certain bugs including their nymphs or in long marching column.


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Control20, Send us an email. We encourage use of AntWeb images. Hence, one of its common name is Cocoa Black Ant. The Dolichoderus thoracicus Smith has seriously infested urban, village, and agricultural environments in Taiwan.

Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Yet the form subsumed under this name appear to include a number of species that show consistent ecological and life history differences but are hard to distinguish morphologically see the nomenclature section below.

Over the years when I frequent this park, I observed that this ant had gradually taken over the territories previously occupied by the weaver ants and the yellow crazy ants. In print, each image must include attribution to its photographer, the specimen code of the image, and “from www.

You do not currently have access to this article. Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is thoracicua from the publication that includes the original description. Dolichoderus bituberculatus htoracicus Santschi, Hypoclinea bituberculata Mayr, Hypoclinea sellaris Roger, Please see our brief essay.

The ants protect the bugs from their predators and in return, the bugs produce sugary excretion that benefit the ants. To cite this page: Formicidae for biological control of pests of sapodilla. Again, certain groups build stable-nest pavilions on leaves out of carton or silk see review of literature on biology above. Retrieved from ” http: Dorsum of mesosoma with deep and broad concavity; erect hairs present.


Dolichoderus thoracicus

Ebhul varius Walker ; defense of trophobionts against parasitoids; honeydew as main part of diet, supplemented by various nutrition: Check data from AntWeb. Dolcihoderus hispidus MorrisonMaconellicoccus hirsutus GreenThoraficus lilacinus CockerellPseudococcus elisae Borchsenius, now known to be P. Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus borneonensis Roger, Dolichoderus thoracicus emarginatus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus levior Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus nasutus Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus rufescens Stitz, Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Dolichoderus thoracicus Smith, F.

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. The type specimen of the species was collected by the great naturalist Alfred Wallace from Sulawesi.

Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus nasutus. Dolichoderus Hymenoptera of Asia Insects described in Dolichoderus stubs. The following notes on F. These ants were nursing scale insects found on the leaf of a Sea Apple tree Syzygium grande.

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While, on the one hand, the thoracicus complex seems to consist of various, still unidentified sibling species, there are, on the other hand, several existing taxa that most probably should be lumped.

Family Formicidae ants, fourmis. Among commonly intercepted ants, D. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account dolichoerus.