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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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You must log in to thoraicus this functionality. You may create an account, or log in anonymously, here. 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.

The type specimen of the species was collected by the great naturalist Alfred Wallace from Sulawesi. Dolichoderus thoracicus is native to Southeast Asia, where, despite its use as a biological control agent, little is known about its basic biology.

Species: Dolichoderus thoracicus – AntWeb

Native range Shattuck, It is possible that the native range of D. 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. Add your content here. Diagnosis among workers of introduced and commonly intercepted ants in the United States.


Antennal scape length less than 1. Eyes medium to large greater than 5 facets ; do not break outline of head. Antennal sockets and posterior clypeal margin dolicchoderus by a distance less than the minimum width of antennal scape.

Dorsum of mesosoma with deep and broad concavity; erect hairs present.

Propodeum with distinct and posteriorly projecting protrusion. Petiole upright and not appearing flattened. Gaster armed with ventral slit. Color uniformly brown to blackish brown. Dolichoderus thoracicus is a morphologically variable species Emery, eas evidenced by the high number of subspecific names Shattuck, Among commonly intercepted ants, D.

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 – AntWiki

Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell’Australia continuazione e fine. Formicidae on losses due to Helopeltis theivora Heteroptera: Miridaeblack thoracicis disease, and mammalian pests in cocoa in Malaysia.

Formicidae for biological control of pests of sapodilla. Control20, Formicidae in relation to thoraciccus success as biological control agents on cocoa. Specimen Habitat Summary Found most commonly in these habitats: Found most commonly in these microhabitats: Collected most commonly using these methods: Send us an email.


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Global Georegions Bioregions Projects Museums. Change View Bolton World Catalog. Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanusDolichoderus thoracicus borneonensisDolichoderus thoracicus emarginatusDolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdusDolichoderus dloichoderus leviorDolichoderus thoracicus nasutusDolichoderus thoracicus rufescens Taxonomic History provided by Barry Bolton, Extant: Dalla Torre, PDF: Senior synonym of Dolichoderus bituberculatus and its junior synonym Dolichoderus sellaris: