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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 1, pages 101-104, published August 2007

Ant records from Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

MOHAMMED A. HANNAN

Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1,

DOI: 10.20362/am.001009

© 2007 MD. A. Hannan

Abstract: During a survey on 16 and 22 February 2005, 19 species of ants were collected from six subfamilies (Ponerinae, Pseudomyrmecinae, Cerapachyinae, Myrmicinae, Dolichoderinae and Formicinae) and 17 genera from Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among them 14 species were new records for Bangladesh (Odontoponera (cf. denticulata (F. Smith)), Diacamma sp. (cf. indicum Santschi), Tetraponera aitkenii (Forel), Cerapachys sp., Lophomyrmex ambiguus Rigato, Vollenhovia sp., Dolichoderus sp. (cf. affinis Emery), Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius), Technomyrmex albipes (F. Smith), Anoplolepis gracilipes (F. Smith), Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille), Plagiolepis sp., Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) sp., Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) caligata Emery). Currently the total number of ant species identified in Bangladesh is 124.

Keywords: Formicidae, new records, Savar, Bangladesh

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