New record of the Ponerine ant Buniapone amblyops (Emery, 1887) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Nepal

  • Indra Prasad Subedi Central Department of Zoology, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Hypogaeic; Monotypic; Pachycondyla; Ponerinae; Worker description

Abstract

Buniapone Schmidt & Shattuck 2014 is a monotypic and morphologically distinct hypogeic ant genus found only in Southern and Southeast Asia. The ponerine ant Buniapone amblyops (Emery 1887) has been recorded for the first time from Nepal. The specimen was hand-collected in Pokhara (28.21361111 N, 83.97222222 E, 840 m asl) from animal dung. Description of Nepalese B. amblyops worker, its global distribution, and ecology are provided.

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
SubediI. P. (2021). New record of the Ponerine ant Buniapone amblyops (Emery, 1887) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Zoology , 5(2), 62-67. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v5i2.42034
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Research Articles