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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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. Despite this early synonymization, this species had usually been identified and described as D. CambodiaIndiaLaosThailandVietnam.

Specimen Habitat Summary Found most commonly in these habitats: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus levior. Check data from AntWeb. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell’Australia continuazione e fine. Sign In Forgot password? Among commonly intercepted ants, D.

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Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Petiole upright and not appearing flattened. You do not currently have access to this article.


Antennal scape length less than 1. Please see our brief essay.

Dolichoderus thoracicus – Wikipedia

These ants were nursing scale insects found on the leaf of a Sea Apple tree Syzygium grande. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus rufescens.

Dill – Workers, Sulawesi: Dalla Torre, PDF: Cataenococcus hispidus MorrisonMaconellicoccus hirsutus GreenPlanococcus lilacinus CockerellPseudococcus elisae Borchsenius, now known to be P.

The majority of the many described subspecies is based only on very variable characters, stich as colour or very slight differences in the sculpturing or shape of the propodeum, which may not stand the test of a critical review.

Though the ants appeared to be about the same size in most of the colonies seen, I did see larger ones occasionally.

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Again, certain groups build stable-nest pavilions on leaves out of carton or silk see review of literature on biology above. There are wide varieties of bugs, either their nymph or adult forms that will attract ants.

Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus borneonensis Roger, Dolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus levior Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus nasutus Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus rufescens Stitz, Dolichoderus thoracicus is native to Southeast Asia, where, despite its use as a biological control agent, little is known about its basic biology.


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.

Dolichoderus thoracicus is a species of ant in the genus Dolichoderus.

Propodeum with distinct and posteriorly projecting protrusion. 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.

Miridae from cocao tree Theobroma cacao. 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. This species is, in a simple sense, the most common and widely distributed Dolichoderus species in southeast Asia. You must log in to access this functionality. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

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