Pseudolasius machhediensis, a New Ant Species from Indian Himalaya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

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  • Himender Bharti Punjabi University Patiala

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i3.548

Keywords:

Pseudolasius, ants, new species, Indian Himalaya.

Abstract

Pseudolasius machhediensis sp. nov. is described from India. This marks the second species of this genus reported in India, with only Pseudolasius familiaris (F. Smith) described earlier. An identification key to worker caste is provided to separate the Indian species.

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Author Biography

Himender Bharti, Punjabi University Patiala

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences,
Punjabi University Patiala,
Punjab, India,147002

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Published

2014-09-05

How to Cite

Bharti, H. (2014). Pseudolasius machhediensis, a New Ant Species from Indian Himalaya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 59(3), 805–813. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i3.548

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