First report of ants (Formicidae) species inhabiting on mango trees of District Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan
Asif Raza Soomro, Tahira Jabeen Ursani, Samina Malak, Jawaid A Khokhar, Muhammad Luqman
This research was based on diversity of ants (Formicidae), started from the year March 2017 to November, 2018. Total 2437 specimens were collected and sorted out into five species, Camponotus compressus (Fabricius, 1787), Camponotus confuccii Forel, 1894, Meranoplus bicolor (Guerin-Meneville, 1844, Poly rhachis hogsoni, Lioponera longitarsus Mayr, 1879, and two subfamilies, Formicinae, Ponerinae, Four genera namely Camponotus, Meranoplus, Polyrhachis and Lioponera. All Pictures were captured with the help of Stereoscopic microscope. Identification was done with the help of keys given by Bolton, 1994.