Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: October-December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 6-8
Study of Ant Diversity in Various Localities of Akola, Maharashtra, India
Prema Pramod Ratnaparkhi, Dr. Gokul Kale
Head of Department Zoology, G.S College Khamgaon Dist.Buldhana
Corresponding Author: Prema Pramod Ratnaparkhi
Ants are abundant insects and are considered important in ecosystem functioning they have diverse ecological role including nutrient cycling seed dispersal. This research is carried out from January 2018 to April 2018. During this research ant samples were collected from the two ecological habitats. In this finding ants of about 8 species were found different species were collected through different methods and recorded their diversity. Species such as longicornis, pharaonis, indica, C.sericus, hespera, nigra, spathifera, geminate. Among all the species longicornis has found at a greater frequency while the frequency of species indica were reported very less. While considering species richness diversified species were mostly found in the month of April followed by month of January and it was very less in February and march during this research ants were collected by using pitfall traps, scented traps and hand collection methods ants were generally collected during morning and was preserved by the wet preservation methods.
Keywords: Ants, diversity, species, ecological habitats, Akola city.