Taxonomic History of Formicidae Hymenoptera Pakistan

  • G. M. LAKHO
  • I. KHATRI
  • M. A. RUSTAMANI
  • Z. AHMED
Keywords: Formicinae, Dorylinae, Myrmicinae, Fauna

Abstract

The taxonomic study of ants is neglected and poorly investigated from Pakistan but has rich ant fauna, most of the part has been studied before the creation of Pakistan during British Rule including; Bingham (1897), Forel, 1904, Manozi 1939, Eidmann, 1942, Later an expedition undertaken by Brown, (1955) in Baluchistan and Sindh Provinces. Haji (2008) worked on house hold ants of Karachi, Pakistan. More recently Umair et al. 2010 described the ants from Potohar plateau of Punjab Pakistan and Ahmed et al. (2013) provided description on ants of Quetta, Baluchistan. Further, The study is based on comprehensive review of literature, collection and study from throughout country, Author prepare first checklist of ants of Pakistan it is updated with Eight_subfamilies; Dolichoderinae, Dorylinae, Formicinae, Myrmicinae, Proceratiinae Pseudomyrmecinae, Leptanillinae , Ponerinae 43 genera and 134 species.

Published
2019-12-10