There are wide varieties of bugs, either their nymph or adult forms that will attract ants. The ants protect the bugs from their predators and in return, the bugs. Image is of ant (Dolichoderus thoracicus) adult(s). It is by Eli Sarnat. Abstract. The Dolichoderus thoracicus (Smith) has seriously infested urban, village, and agricultural environments in Taiwan. To develop.

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Dolichoderus thoracicus – Wikipedia

You do not currently have access to this article. Antennal scape length less than 1. Around Marchfor unknown reason, the ant simply disappeared without a trace from the park.

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Dolichoderus thoracicus Scientific classification Kingdom: Lycaenidae ]; Jacobson [Java: While a clear delimination of these forms based upon morphological characters is very difficult, there are in some thlracicus very obvious biological or ethological differences. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae Hymenoptera: We encourage use of AntWeb images.


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Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton details:. Senior synonym of Dolichoderus bituberculatus and its junior synonym Dolichoderus sellaris: Gaster armed with ventral slit.

One was constructed between 2 leaves Suregada multiflora that were in close proximity. Yet the form subsumed under this name appear to include a number of species that show consistent ecological and life history differences but are hard to distinguish morphologically see the nomenclature section below.

Entomological Society of America members Sign in via society site. Hence, one of its common name is Cocoa Black Ant. Dolichoderus thoracicusbaitboric acidfeeding preferencepest ant.

The consumption of each bait solution was also measured, and the results were similar to those for ant number. This ant has been used toracicus biological control agent to drive away mirid bug Family: For Permissions, please email: The last one was in a deformed leaf Heritiera littoralis likely caused by bug infection. The following papers deal with the usage of D.


In Singapore, this ant is common in nature parks and usually appears in large contingent protecting certain bugs including their nymphs or in long marching column. The Animal Diversity Web online.

ADW: Dolichoderus thoracicus: CLASSIFICATION

Dolicuoderus instance, some have rather loose nests with or without fragile carton, while the nests of others are very stabile, multi-chambered out of firm carton material.

Miridae from cocao tree Theobroma cacao. Formicidae on losses due to Helopeltis theivora Heteroptera: Native range Shattuck, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Send us an email. To develop optimal bait tthoracicus the effective control of D. Sign In Forgot password? Color uniformly brown to blackish brown. Furthermore, a synonymy with thoracicus has been already assumed for Dolichoderus gibbus by Emeryand for Dolichoderus lactarius by Donisthorpe