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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2023, Vol. 11, Issue 3
The abundance and diversity of ants in a few selected ecosystems of a suburban micro region in Kerala state, India: A future model to biodiversity conservation

Nimisha NK, Lakshmi Devi Menon P, Presty John, Rabeesh TP, Resmi R, Rajasree KM, Midhu K Johnson, Baaby Job and Preethi N

A Study on the Diversity of Hymenoptera Insects Using Ants as a model in Pulppatta panchayat in Malappuram district of Kerala state was carried out for a period of April 2019 to June 2019 from four different ecosystem; paddy, banana, rubber, and coconut. A total 20 Species of ants belongs to five families have been recorded. Family Formicinae showed the maximum species richness, comprising of 9 species followed by family Myrmicinae (7 Species), Ponerinae (2 Species), Pseudomyrmecinae and Dolichoderinae (1 Species) only. Arecanut ecosystem is the richer ecosystem and Camponotus sp. are the most abundant species from the study sites.
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How to cite this article:
Nimisha NK, Lakshmi Devi Menon P, Presty John, Rabeesh TP, Resmi R, Rajasree KM, Midhu K Johnson, Baaby Job, Preethi N. The abundance and diversity of ants in a few selected ecosystems of a suburban micro region in Kerala state, India: A future model to biodiversity conservation. J Entomol Zool Stud 2023;11(3):33-41. DOI: 10.22271/j.ento.2023.v11.i3a.9200

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