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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The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Add your content here. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus rufescens.

Please see our brief essay. Collected most commonly using these methods: Hence, one of its common name is Cocoa Black Ant. Furthermore, a synonymy doljchoderus thoracicus has been already assumed for Dolichoderus gibbus by Emeryand for Dolichoderus lactarius by Donisthorpe The ant constructs its nest above ground level, usually on plants.

In Singapore, this ant is common in nature parks and usually appears in large contingent protecting certain bugs including their nymphs or in long marching column. Eyes medium to large greater than 5 facets ; do not break outline of head. Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus emarginatus.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. 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. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Species: Dolichoderus thoracicus – AntWeb

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Miridae from cocao tree Theobroma cacao. It is possible that the native range of D. Though the ants appeared to be about the same size in most of the colonies seen, I did see larger ones occasionally.

Although it has not been reported to have established outside of Asia, the species has been intercepted occasionally at US ports of entry, and dolichorerus interceptions are recorded from New Zealand Ward et al. Dorsum of mesosoma with deep and broad concavity; erect hairs present.


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Dolichoderus thoracicus Scientific classification Kingdom: While a clear delimination of these forms based upon morphological characters is very difficult, there are doljchoderus some cases very obvious biological or ethological differences. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. 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.

Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus thoracicus.

Most users should sign in with their email address. For example, the rather rare Dolichoderus sp. Coccus viridis GreenAphidoidea: Gaster armed with ventral slit. These ants were nursing scale insects found on the leaf of a Sea Apple tree Syzygium grande. Dolichoderus Hymenoptera of Asia Insects described in Dolichoderus stubs.

Control20, Petiole upright and not appearing flattened.

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