First Record of Prionopelta kraepelini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India, With Description of Male Caste

Authors

  • Himender Bharti Punjabi University Patiala

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i3.549

Keywords:

, Amblyoponinae, India, Prionopelta kraepelini, new record

Abstract

We present here the first record of Prionopelta kraepelini, from India collected in foothills of Northwest Himalaya, the Shivalik. This also marks the first member of this genus from India. The male of this species is also described here for the first time.

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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

2014-09-09

How to Cite

Bharti, H. (2014). First Record of Prionopelta kraepelini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India, With Description of Male Caste. Sociobiology, 59(3), 815–821. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i3.549

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