FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2017 Vol.23 No.2 PP 404-410
STUDY ON DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF ANTS (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) IN URBAN AND PERIURBAN AREAS OF AURANGABAD CITY, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
S. D. CHATE AND R. J. CHAVAN*
Department of Zoology,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University,
AURANGABAD-431004
*Corresponding Author : Email : chavanrj@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
The present study deals with the ant community variation in and around Aurangabad city. During the study total 16 species of ants belonging to twelve genera and four subfamilies were reported in eight habitat from urban and periurban regions. Abundance of ants was more in peri-urban region as compared to urban region. Subfamily myrmicinae was more dominant as compared to other subfamilies. Seasonal abundance of ants was seen to be more in winter season and less in rainy season.

Key words : Abundance, Ants, Aurangabad, Distribution, Diversity, Formicidae, Peri-urban, Urban.
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