Nest density of Aneuretus simoni Emery (Sri Lankan Relict Ant) and Stereomyrmex horni Emery in three forest regions in western and southern Sri Lanka

Aneuretus simoni Emery and Stereomyrmex horni Emery are two endemic and rare ant species in Lanka. The presence or absence and nest density of these species was surveyed to find out if they inhabit locations outside the previously recorded habitats, and to verify their conservation status. Colonies were surveyed by thorough inspection, breaking decaying pieces of wood and the removal of leaf litter in a forest in Western Province (Kalugala Proposed Forest Reserve – KPFR)...
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