Hymenoptera is the most promising group which makes its first position to show social behaviors with its foremost representative such as honey bees, wasps and ants. Hymenoptera as a whole about 5% of an estimated 1, 00,000 species among entomofauna. True insect socialism probably had its beginning when the colony founding female occasionally began to live long enough to see her young not only matures but stimulated by hormonal community bonding secretion remain in the insect to care for a next generation. The distribution and abundance of ant’s species across different biotypes were studied with respect to disturbance gradient in and around Nagpur city. Thirteen different sites were sampled with different floral and host abundance and these represented a gradient of urban land use that ranged from highly disturbed to comparatively less disturbed areas. A checklist has been prepared to understand the impact of increasing human induced disturbance for the first time reported by us on ants. Total numbers of 25 genera of ants belonging to five subfamilies were recorded. Monitoring ants can provide informationrnover the short-term on topics such as the status of invasive or keystone species, as well as over longer time frames, for instance the impact of climate change.
Hemraj Meshram, Prashant Chavahan, Virendra Sangode, Vaibhav Khandwekar. Distribution of ant fauna in different terrestrial ecosystem in and around Nagpur city, Maharashtra India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(2):215-218.