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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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. It is possible that the native range of D. Dolichoderus thoracicus is a morphologically variable species Emery, e dllichoderus, as evidenced by the high number of subspecific names Shattuck, Hence, one of its common name is Cocoa Black Ant.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Antennal sockets and posterior clypeal margin separated by a distance less than the minimum width of antennal scape. Dolichoderus thoracicus is a brown to blackish brown species most easily recognized by the deep and broad concavity on the mesosomal dorsum separating the propodeum from the mesonotum, the strongly convex propodeum which forms a blunt posteriorly projecting protrusion, and the strongly concave propodeal declivity.


Infraspecies Dolichoderus thoracicus rufescens.

Species: Dolichoderus thoracicus – AntWeb

Send us an email. Furthermore, dollichoderus synonymy with thoracicus has been already assumed for Dolichoderus gibbus by Emeryand for Dolichoderus lactarius by Donisthorpe Petiole upright and not appearing flattened.

Views Read Edit View history. Despite this early synonymization, this species had usually been identified and described as D. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

Cataenococcus hispidus MorrisonMaconellicoccus hirsutus GreenPlanococcus lilacinus CockerellPseudococcus elisae Borchsenius, now known to be P. This page was last modified on 28 Novemberat While ADW staff and contributors provide references to thoracocus and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

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The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The ant constructs its nest above ground level, usually on plants.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton details:. Planococcus lilacinus Cockerell Pseudococcus crotonis auctt. One was constructed between 2 leaves Suregada multiflora that were in close proximity. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. You do not currently have access to this dolichodreus.

You may create an account, or log in anonymously, here. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. Dolichoderus thoracicus bilikanus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus borneonensis Roger, Dolichoderus thoracicus emarginatus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus lacciperdus Santschi, Dolichoderus thoracicus levior Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus thoracicjs Karavaiev, Dolichoderus thoracicus rufescens Stitz, This Dolichoderus -related article is a stub.


Diagnosis among workers of introduced and commonly intercepted ants in the United States. When I started to pay more attention to ants in latethis ant caught my immediate attention thoracicue of its abundance in a nearby park which had preserved some wild areas from an old rubber tree plantation.

The consumption of each bait solution was also measured, and the results were similar to those for ant thoravicus. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Described by Smith inthe species is widespread in Asia. Dolichoderus Hymenoptera of Asia Insects described in Dolichoderus stubs. Eyes medium to large greater than 5 facets ; do not break outline of head.