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

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Additional records of the distribution and host ant species for the ant cricket Myrmophilellus pilipes. / Komatsu, Takashi; Maruyama, Munetoshi.

In: Insectes Sociaux, Vol. 63, No. 4, 01.11.2016, p. 623-627.

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