Ant diversity of an urban garden with a new record from India


  • Zoological survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal



Ants, Agri-Horticultural Society of India, Plagiolepis pissina, West Bengal


A total of fifty ant species belonging to twenty-nine genera and six subfamilies were collected from the Agri-Horticultural of India, an urban garden situated in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Seven species viz., Leptogenys hysterica Forel, 1900, Lophomyrmex birmanus Emery, 1893, Nylanderia birmana (Forel, 1902), Plagiolepis exigua Forel, 1894, Plagiolepis pissina Roger, 1863 Temnothorax schurri (Forel, 1902) and Tetraponera aitkenii (Forel, 1902) are reported for the first time from the state West Bengal. Out of which Plagiolepis pissina is recorded here for the first time from India, which was previously reported from Sri Lanka and the genus Temnothorax Mayr, 1861, first record from the Indian state West Bengal. Among the ants Monomorium found to be the most diverse genus consisting five species (M. atomum Forel, 1902, M. dichroum Forel, 1902, M. floricola (Jerdon, 1851), M. monomorium Bolton, 1987 and M. orientale Mayr, 1879) from the area.


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Das, P., & Sheela, S. (2022). Ant diversity of an urban garden with a new record from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 122(1), 83–90.





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