Ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan

Ali Ahmed, Hina and Noor, Sabina and Sani, Imran Ali and Kanwal, Safoora and Khudaidad, Shereen and Khawar, Masooma (2013) Ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. Serangga, 18 (2). pp. 47-59. ISSN 1394-5130

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The ant fauna of Quetta, Northern Pakistan was studied using hand collected samples. A total of 1865 individuals were sampled comprising of seven species belonging to three subfamilies. A preliminary checklist of the ant species collected from Quetta city is presented. The most common subfamily observed was Myrmicinae with an abundance value of 66.8% and the most frequent species encountered was the Myrmicine Pharoah Ant, Monomorium pharaonis (60%). The least common species encountered were Solenopsis invicta (Fire ant) and Tetramorium sessile (Pavement ant), also belonging to the subfamilyMyrmicinae with an abundance value of 3.2% and 3%, respectively. The subfamilies Formicinae (3 species) and Dolichoderinae (1 species) were found to be moderately common with abundance values of 18% and 15%, respectively.

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Keywords:Hymenoptera; Formicidae; species; outdoor; indoor
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