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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2023, Vol. 11, Issue 5
Diversity of Ants in North Kordofan, Sudan

Muna Abdelaziz Mohamed Ibrahim, Bothyna MA Ahmed, Nazik A Mohamed and Awatif K Omer

The purpose of this study is to record the ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) species and their habitat preference in Algafeel area, North Kordofan. Specimen were collected by hand and/or a strip paper. Nine genera were identified to the species level. These constitutes the following 14 species: Camponotus oasium, Camponotus sericeus, Camponotus maculatus, Cataglyphis abyssinicus, Cataglyphis auratus, Messor galla, Monomorium areniphilum, Monomorium bicolor, Tetramorium sericeiventre, Pheidole escherichii, Pheidole rotundata, Trichomyrmex oscaris, Brachyponera chinensis and Megaponera analis. The following were identified to the generic level: Dorylus sp., Paratrechina sp., Lepisiota sp., Monomorium sp., and Pheidole sp. around 35% of the studied ant species were found in human dwellings. Camponotus maculatus, Paratrechina sp., Lepisiota sp., male of Messor sp., Pheidole sp. (major +minor) and Cataglyphis sp., are record for the first time in North Kordofan.
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How to cite this article:
Muna Abdelaziz Mohamed Ibrahim, Bothyna MA Ahmed, Nazik A Mohamed, Awatif K Omer. Diversity of Ants in North Kordofan, Sudan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2023;11(5):94-100. DOI: 10.22271/j.ento.2023.v11.i5b.9236

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