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LAC INSECT ASSOCIATED ANTS AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION IN LAC ECO-SYSTEMS OF MADHYA PRADESH
ANIL KURMI, M. THOMAS, B.K. NAMDEV, S. SHEELA, R. PACHORI

Published in: International Journal of Agriculture Sciences
Volume- 7, Issue-15, pp.915-917, Dec 2015
DPI :-> 16.10077.IJAS.2015.V7I15.915917.1271



Abstract
Ants and hemipterans are closely associated. Kerrialacca (Kerr) being a sap feeder secrets honey dew due to which ants commonly observed in lac eco-systems. Eleven ant species belonging to 4 sub-families and 9 genera of Family Formicidae were collected in three prominent lac eco-systems of M.P. Seven ants species were observed in S. oleosa based Kusmi lac eco-system in block Bankhedi while six ants species in Z. mauritiana based Rangeeni lac eco-system in block Barghat and five species in B. monosperma based Rangeeni lac eco-system in block Barghat.

Key-Words / Index Term
Kerrialacca (Kerr), Ants Association, Eco-system, Madhya Pradesh, Distribution

How to cite this article
ANIL KURMI, M. THOMAS, B.K. NAMDEV, S. SHEELA, R. PACHORI , “LAC INSECT ASSOCIATED ANTS AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION IN LAC ECO-SYSTEMS OF MADHYA PRADESH”, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 7, Issue-15, pp.915-917, Dec 2015. DPI:16.10077.IJAS.V7.I15.1271