Table of contents for Studies on roadside soil inhabiting ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) of Kolkata with reference to the effects of lead emitted through automobile exhaust / Soumyendra Nath Ghosh, Achintya Chattopadhyay, Dilip Kr. Bhattacharyya ; edited by the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.


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IN T R O D U C T IO N   .......................................................................................... ................. .....
LITERATURE REVIEW........................ ........................................4
A. On General Edaphic Factors ............................................4
B. On  Soil  Pollution  ........................................5....... ...............5
M ATERIALS   AND   M ETHODS    ........................................................................ 10
A. Sites of Sampling...............................  ............ 10
B. Method  of  Sampling  ......................... ............................... 10
C. Extraction  of  Samples ............................................................. 12
D. Analysis of Abiotic Factors .................................  ........... 2
O B S E R V A T IO N S  ..........................................................................................  ........................  16
A. Systematic  Account .......................... ..............   ................... 17
Subfamily DORYLINAE......................................... 17
Genus Dorylus Fabricius ............................................. 17
1.  Dorylus  orientalis  W estwood,  1835  ................................................. 17
Subfamily PONERINAE ......................... .......................... 18
Genus Amblyopone Erichson ......................................... 18
2. Amblyopone  rothneyi Forel,  1900  ......................... ............. ... .......................... 18
Genus  Anochetus  M ayr .....................................................................  19
3. Anochetus graeffei Mayr, 1870 ........................................ 19
Genus  Diacam m a  M ayr .................................................................. 20
4. Diacamma   rugosum  (Le  Guillou,  1842) ....................... ........ .................. 20
Genus Hypoponera Santschi .............................................. 21
5. Hypoponera truncata (Smith, 1860) ........................ ................................ 21
Genus  Pachycondyla  Smith .................... ....................... .......... 22
6. Pachycondyla  rufipes  (Jerdon,  1851) ............................................ ...... 22
Subfam ily  CERAPACHYINA  E  ........................................ .....................   22
G enus  Cerapachys  Sm ith  ................................................................................   23
7. Cerapachys  typhlus  (Roger, 1861) ........................................  23
Subfamily DOLICHODERINAE ...................          .................. 23
Genus Tapinoma Foerster ........................................... 24
8. Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius, 1793) .......................   24
Genus Technomyrmex Mayr .................................. 24
9. Technomyrmex albipes (Smith, 1861) ................................ 24
Subfamily FORMICINAE .................................... 25
Genus Camponotus Mayr .................................... 25
10. Componotus compressus (Fabricius, 1787).............................. 25
Genus Paratrechina Motschoulsky ...................    ............... 26
11. Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille, 1802) ..................... ...... 26
Genus  Plagiolepis  M ayr ........................................................ ................... ... 27
12. Plagiolepis jerdonii Forel, 1894 ................................ 27
Genus Polyrhachis Smith ..................................... 28
13.  Polyrhachis  tubericeps  Forel,  1893 ......................... ........... . ......................  28
Subfamily PSEUDOMYRMECINAE ................................... 28
Genus Tetraponera Smith .................................... 29
14. Tetraponera allaborans (Walker, 1859) ...................... ........ 29
Subfamily MYRMICINAE ....................................................... 29
Genus  Cardiocondyla  Emery ........................................  30
15. Cardiocondyla nuda (Mayr, 1866) ...................    ................ 30
Genus Carebara Westwood ................................... 31
16.  Carebara  lignata  W estwood,  1840  ................................................... .............. 31
Genus  Crematogaster  Lund .................................................... 32
17. Crematogaster rothneyi Mayr, 1879 ................................. 32
Genus Lophomyrmex Emery .................................. 32
18. Lophomyrmex  quadrispinosus  (Jerdon, 1851) ......................... .............. ....   32
Genus Meranoplus Smith .................................... 33
19. Meranoplus bicolor (Guer., 1844)................................... ..............  33
Genus  M essor  Forel .........................................................  34
20. Messor barbarus (Linnaeus, 1767) .................................. 34
Genus Monomorium Mayr ...................... ................... 35
21.  Monomorium  floricola  (Jerdon,  1851) ........................... .......... ..... 35
Genus  Oligomyrmex  M ayr ...................................... ........................... 36
22. Oligomyrmex asinus Forel, 1902 ........................ .. .................. 36
G enus  Pheidole  W estw ood  ......................................................... ....................   37
23.  Pheidole  roberti Forel,  1902  ............................... ...... .............. 37
Genus Pheidologeton Mayr ................................... 38
24. Pheidologeton diversus (Jerdon, 1851) ......................     ......... 38
Genus  Recurvidris  Bolton  ......................................... ...................   39
25. Recurvidris recurvispinosa (Forel, 1890) ............................ 39
Genus  Solenopsis  Westwood ....................................................  40
26. Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius, 1804) ......................    ......... 40
Genus  Tetram orium  M ayr ....................................................................  41
27. Tetramorium walshi (Forel, 1890) ....................    .................. 41
B. Faunal Com position  ........................................  ...................... 42
C.  Seasonal  Variation  ................................... ....... ................... .................  46
D. Comparative Study ........................................   ................. 74
E .  B ioassay  .................................... ........................... ............  9 1
F.  Statistical  A nalysis  .......................... . ................ .... ................... ..........................  92
D ISC U S SIO N  ........................................ .................... .... ..... .....................................  125
SUM  M ARY  .................................................. ........ .................  137



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ants Effect of pollution on India Calcutta