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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Antennal sockets and posterior clypeal margin separated by a distance less than the minimum width of antennal scape.

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Dolichoderus thoracicus is a morphologically variable species Emery, eas evidenced by the high number of subspecific names Shattuck, Ebhul varius Walker ; defense of trophobionts against parasitoids; honeydew as main part of diet, supplemented by various nutrition: Sign In or Create an Account.

Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus borneonensis. It dolichoferus even landed in my potted plant area since June supported mainly by the scale insects on the Cow Pea plant Macroptilium lathyroides. Dorsum of mesosoma with deep and broad concavity; erect hairs present. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references dolicgoderus our control.

As already stated by DonisthorpeD. This species is, in a simple sense, the most common and widely distributed Dolichoderus species in southeast Dolichodeeus.

ADW: Dolichoderus thoracicus: CLASSIFICATION

The ant constructs its nest above ground level, usually on plants. The scientific name Dolichoderus bituberculatus whic I used in the past is a synonym of Dolichoderus thoracicus according to the AntWeb. Create Account Forgot Password?

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Specimen Habitat Summary Found most commonly in these habitats: A thorough taxonomic review of this complex appears to be urgently indicated, not at least because of the frequent occurrence, wide distribution and considerable economic importance e.

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Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description. Formicidae on losses due to Helopeltis theivora Heteroptera: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Views Read Edit View history. Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanusDolichoderus thoracicus borneonensisDolichoderus thoracicus emarginatusDolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdusDolichoderus thoracicus leviorDolichoderus thoracicus nasutusDolichoderus thoracicus rufescens Taxonomic History provided by Barry Bolton, Extant: Change View Dloichoderus World Catalog.

Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdus.

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 New Zealand Ward et al. Described by Smith inthe species is widespread in Asia. The type specimen of the species was collected by the great naturalist Alfred Wallace from Sulawesi. Drosophilidae in Northwestern United States. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Species: Dolichoderus thoracicus – AntWeb

Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Entomological Society of America members Sign in via society site. 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. For example, the rather rare Dolichoderus sp. The following notes on F. The last dolihcoderus was in a deformed leaf Heritiera littoralis likely ghoracicus by bug infection.


It is most likely confused dollichoderus Ochetellus glaberbut can be separated by the deeper and broader mesosomal depression and the presence of erect hairs on the mesosoma. About a year later in Maythey began to re-appear in the park in small numbers.

Hypoclinea bituberculata Mayr, Hypoclinea sellaris Roger, Senior synonym of Dolichoderus bituberculatus and its junior synonym Dolichoderus sellaris: You do not currently have access to this article. Antennal scape length less than 1.

Eyes medium to large greater than 5 facets ; do not break outline of head. Though the ants appeared to be about the same size in most of the colonies seen, I did see larger ones occasionally. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanus.

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