New records of three species of genus Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Kerala

John P Karmaly KA      

Abstract

The genus Pheidole Westwood which is known as big headed ants are one of the most species rich genera in the world. In the present study three species of Genus Pheidole Westwood were listed. P. constanciae Forel, P. ghatica Forel and P. indica Mayr were recorded for the first time from Kerala. These species construct nest in soil. Species were collected mainly by food bait and brush method. Redescription and distribution of the species were provided. Each species were compared with closely related species.


MS Received Date:   2014-10-14  MS Accepted Date:  2014-11-18  MS Published Date:  2014-12-25
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John P, Karmaly KA. "New records of three species of genus Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Kerala" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.6 (2014): 1-10.
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John, P., Karmaly, KA. (2014). New records of three species of genus Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Kerala. Journal of Zoology Studies, 1(6), 1-10.
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John P, Karmaly KA. New records of three species of genus Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Kerala. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2014; 1(6): 1-10.
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