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Ant Species Richness at selected localities of Bangalore

Sunil Kumar, M and Srihari, KT and Nair, P and Varghese, T and Gadagkar, R (1997) Ant Species Richness at selected localities of Bangalore. In: Insect Environment, 3 (1). pp. 3-5.

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Tropical habitats have a rich store of ant diversity. Unfortunately, data on the ants of both natural and man made habitats are poor, especially for the Indian region (Gadagkar et. al. 1993). This study attempts to begin to assess the ant species richness of Bangalore which is undergoing a great reduction in natural habitats due to industrialisation and urbanisation. The prime objectives of this study are to prepare a partial checklist of ants of Bangalore and to compare ant species richness between selected study sites. Fourteen study sites with different levels and types of vegetation and disturbances were selected for the study. 'All out search' method was adopted. Collections were done for 8 hours in each of these study sites during April-May 1996.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Insect Environment
Publisher: Unknown
Keywords: Ants, Species Richness, Diversity, Hymenoptera, Formicidae
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 10:07
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/68149

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