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One of the several individuals of Aenictus ceylonicus seen on its long army-like trail

Nearly 9 years it had been since I last visited Bannerghatta National Park, which is ~20 kms from Bangalore. I visited this place with Sunil on the weekend (Sep 30, ’06) and what a fantastic day did it turn out to be. 31 species of ants from 23 genera, classified under 7 subfamilies were found in a matter of less than 3 hours. We envisaged in an all out search and did not use any special collecting technique. The highlight of the trip was without any doubt Aenictus ceylonicus (the Blind ants), followed by Cerapachys longitarsus, Acropyga acutiventris, Platythyrea sagei, Plagiolepis jerdonii, red-blood headed Camponotus sericeus. A complete list to follow soon.


One of the several individuals of Aenictus ceylonicus seen on its long army-like trail

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