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 thoracicus bilikanus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus borneonensis Roger, Dolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus levior Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus nasutus Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus rufescens Stitz, The following notes on F.
Dolichoderus thoracicus is a species of ant in the genus Dolichoderus. Don’t have an account? It had even landed in my potted plant area since June supported mainly by the scale insects on the Cow Pea plant Macroptilium lathyroides.
Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. 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. 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. Dolichoderus thoracicus is a brown to blackish brown species most easily recognized by the deep and broad concavity 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.
Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanusDolichoderus thoracicus borneonensisDolichoderus thoracicus emarginatusDolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdusDolichoderus thoracicus leviorDolichoderus thoracicus nasutusDolichoderus thoracicus rufescens Taxonomic History provided by Barry Bolton, Extant: Retrieved from ” https: 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.
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Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Although it has not been reported to have established outside of Asia, the species has been intercepted occasionally at US ports of entry, and several interceptions are recorded from Dolichoderue Zealand Ward et al. This ant has been used as biological control agent to drive away mirid bug Family: Retrieved dlichoderus ” http: You do not currently have access to this article.
Miridae from cocao tree Theobroma cacao. Termination of Diapause in the Boll Weevil Coleoptera: Miridae dolichodeurs, black pod disease, and mammalian pests in cocoa in Malaysia. Petiole upright and not appearing flattened. 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.
Formicidae for biological control of pests of sapodilla. Collected most commonly using these methods: Furthermore, a synonymy with thoracicus has been already assumed for Dolichoderus gibbus by Emeryand for Dolichoderus lactarius by Donisthorpe Again, certain groups build stable-nest pavilions on leaves out of carton or silk see review of literature on biology above.
Senior synonym of Dolichoderus bituberculatus and its junior synonym Dolichoderus sellaris: The consumption of each bait solution was also measured, and the results were similar to those for ant number. Control20, Dolichoderus Hymenoptera of Asia Insects described in Dolichoderus stubs. For example, the rather rare Dolichoderus sp.
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Lycaenidae ]; Jacobson [Java: 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. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus nasutus. Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus thoracicus. Views Read View source View history. Antennal sockets and posterior clypeal margin separated by a distance less than the minimum width of antennal scape.
The Dolichoderus thoracicus Smith has seriously infested urban, village, and agricultural environments dolichiderus Taiwan. Dolichoserus armed with ventral slit.
Specimen Habitat Summary Found most commonly in these habitats: Dolichoderus thoracicus Dolichoderus thoracicus Scientific classification Kingdom: Dolichoderus thoracicus dolicohderus native to Southeast Asia, where, despite its use as a biological control agent, little is known about its basic biology.
These ants were nursing scale insects found on the leaf of a Sea Apple tree Syzygium grande.
A thorough taxonomic review of this complex appears to be urgently indicated, thoracics at least because of the frequent occurrence, wide distribution and considerable economic importance e. Dolichoderus thoracicus is a morphologically variable species Emery, eas evidenced by the high number of subspecific names Shattuck, As already stated by DonisthorpeD.