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

Himender Bharti

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.


Keywords


: Amblyoponinae; India; Prionopelta kraepelini; new record

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i3.549

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