The taxonomy of subfamily myrmicinae and ponerinae (hymenoptera: formicidae) at forest reserve and plantation in UiTM Pahang / Muhammad Akram Ismail

Ismail, Muhammad Akram (2017) The taxonomy of subfamily myrmicinae and ponerinae (hymenoptera: formicidae) at forest reserve and plantation in UiTM Pahang / Muhammad Akram Ismail. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Ants or Fonnicidae is a class of invertebrates with more than 12,000 described
species. Fonnicidae is under class of insect which is under phylum of arthropod that
consist three pairs of leg, one pair of wing and three body segment which are head,
thorax and abdomen. Fonnicidae also consist compound eyes and one pair of
antennae. Subfamily Myrmicinae present of petiole and post-petiole while the
subfamily Ponerinae present of single petiole only. The research of species
Fonnicidae is located in UiTM Pahang Kampus Jengka and was focused at Forest
Reserve and Plantation in UiTM Pahang. The diversity of ants in tropical area are
great. However the information from Pahang especially from UiTM is lack. The
problem statement are how many species, what the difference morphological
characteristics and where to map the existance of ants species in UiTM Pahang. The
taxonomy of Formicidae in UiTM Pahang was provided more information about the
species richness and abundance that was determined its distribution in UiTM Pahang.
Thus, these research objectives are to determine the species of Formicidae, describing
morphological characteristics and construct the dichotomous keys, and determine the
distribution of Formicidae found in UiTM Pahang. In methodology, winkler method
accumulated species more rapidly than did pitfall traps and had greater total species
richness and higher abundance of ants recorded. At the end of this research, the
distribution of species Formicidae was recorded which a total of 580 individuals
consist of 37 species from 16 genera and 4 subfamilies namely Myrmicinae,
Formicinae, Pseudomyrmicinae, and Ponerinae, were discovered in this study.
Furthermore, the common species that exist in UiTM Pahang is under genus
Polyranchis, Camponatus and Monomorium and the rare species is under subfamily
Pseudomyrmicinae. The dichotomous key was constructed and the distribution of all
species was determined their longitude and latitude. The result from this research is
important as a way to provide references and understanding about the type of
Formicidae species that exist in UiTM Pahang because this research is probably the
first study that has been recorded in UiTM Pahang about fauna of ant species.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ismail, Muhammad Akram
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > Formicidae (Ants)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Keywords: Ants, Fonnicidae, Phylum of arthropod, Subfamily myrmicinae, UiTM Pahang Kampus Jengka
Date: 2017
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