Additional records of the distribution and host ant species for the ant cricket Myrmophilellus pilipes

Takashi Komatsu, Munetoshi Maruyama

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Abstract

Myrmophilellus pilipes, a myrmecophilous cricket that lives inside ant nests, has been reported from India, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. However, our field survey along several years revealed a broader Asian distribution of this species and a host-generalist biology. We suggest that human transportation of tramp ant species and lack of host-specificity favored the broad distribution of M. pilipes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-627
Number of pages5
JournalInsectes Sociaux
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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