Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka
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Location
Region Asia
Subregion Southern Asia
BioRegion Oriental Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 10
Genera 67
Endemic Genera 1
% Endemic Genera 1.5%
Species/Subspecies 212
Endemic Species 92
% Endemic Species 43.4%
Introduced Species 0

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Sri Lanka. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Sri Lanka ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Sri Lanka Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Acanthomyrmex

Acropyga

Aenictus

Aneuretus

Anillomyrma

Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Bothroponera

Brachyponera

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataulacus

Centromyrmex

Colobopsis

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Diacamma

Dilobocondyla

Dolichoderus

Dorylus

Erromyrma

Gnamptogenys

Harpegnathos

Hypoponera

Lepisiota

Leptanilla

Leptogenys

Lophomyrmex

Meranoplus

Mesoponera

Metapone

Monomorium

Myopias

Myopopone

Myrmicaria

Myrmoteras

Nylanderia

Odontomachus

Oecophylla

Ooceraea

Parasyscia

Paratopula

Paratrechina

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Platythyrea

Polyrhachis

Prenolepis

Protanilla

Pseudolasius

Pseudoneoponera

Recurvidris

Rhopalomastix

Solenopsis

Stereomyrmex

Stigmatomma

Strumigenys

Syscia

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Tyrannomyrmex

Vollenhovia

Uncertain species

The following species were described from Sri Lanka but their true identities are currently unknown.

REFERENCES

  • Dias, R.K.S., Ruchirani, H.P.G.R.C., Kosgamage, K.R.K.A. & Peiris, H.A.W.S. 2013. Frequency of nest occurrence and nest density of Aneuretus simoni Emery (Sri Lankan Relict Ant) and other ant fauna in an abandoned rubber plantation (Kirikanda Forest) in southwest Sri Lanka. Asian Myrmecology 5, 59–67.
  • R.K. Sriyani Dias 2006. Current Taxonomic Status of Ants (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. The Fauna of Sri Lanka 43-52