First record of Leptogenys hysterica Forel, 1900 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) from Pakistan

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Muhammad Tariq Rasheed
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6760-0233
Imran Bodlah
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5977-0438
Ammara Gull e Fareen
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3807-6444
Xiaolei Huang
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6839-9922

Abstract

Leptogenys Roger, 1861 is one of the speciose genera in the subfamily Ponerinae.  There were no previous records of any species of this genus from Pakistan, though many such species were reported from various parts of the world, including its neighbouring countries.  In the current study, one species of this genus, L. hysterica Forel, 1900, is reported for the first time from Pakistan based on individuals of the worker caste.  Description, differential diagnosis, morphometrics, and illustrations of the species are provided along with notes on its distribution.  This study will provide a baseline for further exploration of this genus in Pakistan.

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Rasheed, M.T., Bodlah, I., Fareen, A.G. e and Huang, X. 2018. First record of Leptogenys hysterica Forel, 1900 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) from Pakistan. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 15 (Dec. 2018), 13032–13036. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4036.10.15.13032-13036.
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Muhammad Tariq Rasheed, Insect Biodiversity and Conservation Group, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Shamsabad, Muree Road, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan

Ph.D. Scholar at Laboratory of Biosystematics, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agricultural University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Imran Bodlah, Insect Biodiversity and Conservation Group, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Shamsabad, Muree Road, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan

Assistant professor 

Ammara Gull e Fareen, Laboratory of Biosystematics, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agricultural University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Ph.D. Scholar 

Xiaolei Huang, State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China

Associate Professor 

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