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First Record of Carebara raja (Forel, 1902) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from Pakistan

First Record of Carebara raja (Forel, 1902) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from Pakistan

Muhammad Tariq Rasheed1, Imran Bodlah1*, Ammara Gull e Fareen1,2, Muhammad Shakeel Khokhar1

1Insect Biodiversity and Conservation Group, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
2Department of Environmental Sciences, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Corresponding author: Imran Bodlah, imranbodlah@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Carebara Westwood (1840) is a species rich genus in subfamily Myrmicinae. Many species of this genus are reported from various parts of the world including neighbouring countries of Pakistan. Members of this genus are considered as generalized foragers and cryptic in nature. Collected material was verified using most recent and available literature provided by Bharti and Akbar (2014). Herein we report one species of this genus C. raja (Forel, 1902) based on queen for the first time from Himalayan Foothills of Pakistan. Differential diagnosis, morphometric and illustrations are provided with notes on distributional range.
 
Novelty Statement | Carebara raja (Forel, 1902) genus and species is recorded for the first time from Pakistan.
 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 35, Iss. 2, pp. 167-268

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