Volume 5, Issue 2      April - June, 2017

New Distributional Records of Tetraponera Rufonigra (Jerdon) From Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

Imran Bodlah1*, Muhammad Tariq Rasheed1 and Muhammad Adnan Bodlah2

Laboratory of Biosystematics, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Department of Entomology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China




New distributional records of Tetraponera rufonigra (Jerdon) from Gilgit Baltistan during 2016, Pakistan are provided. It was first reported in1961 from Lahore (capital city of Punjab Province), Pakistan. Here we report it for the first time from Gilgit Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, highly a mountainous area in comparison to Lahore. This study indicates the distribution of T. rufonigra from plane to mountainous areas in Pakistan. Main identification characters illustrated with micrographs, synonymy, distribution, measurements and habitats are given for further research.

KeywordsDistribution, Tetraponera rufonigra (Jerdon), Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

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