A New Species of the Ant Genus Dolichoderus Lund, 1831 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Thailand

Authors

  • Zakaria Barabag University Malaysia Sabah
  • Weeyawat Jaitrong National Science Museum Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v69i1.6247

Keywords:

Ant, Dolichoderus bakhtiari, new species, species group, distribution, Thailand

Abstract

Dolichoderus Lund, 1831 is one of the large ant genera in the world and belongs to the subfamily Dolichoderinae. Currently, 130 species and 19 subspecies are known in this genus. A new species of the Dolichoderus thoracicus species group, Dolichoderus bakhtiari sp. nov., is here described based on the worker caste. The type series of the new species were collected from the shrub tree in hill evergreen forest (ca. 800 m a.s.l.). A list of the species and subspecies of the Dolichoderus thoracicus species group is provided. 

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Author Biographies

Zakaria Barabag, University Malaysia Sabah

Institute For Tropical Biology and Conservation University Malaysia Sabah

Weeyawat Jaitrong, National Science Museum Thailand

Natural History Museum of the National Science Museum, Thailand 

 

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Published

2022-02-08

How to Cite

Barabag, Z., & Jaitrong, W. (2022). A New Species of the Ant Genus Dolichoderus Lund, 1831 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Thailand. Sociobiology, 69(1), e6247. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v69i1.6247

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Research Article - Ants