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Abstract

Ant fauna around the Nara Campus of Kindai University.

Abstract

There are no reports of the ant fauna at the Kindai University Faculty of Agriculture, and there is a lack of records for the ant fauna in Nara Prefecture. Therefore, we surveyed them around the campus and searched the past records in literature in Nara Prefecture. As a result, 66 species including 9 rare species and 4 alien species were recorded. The ant fauna had larger species number than the surrounding area and it was species composition including species living diverse habitat. This result suggests that the ant fauna is influenced by the unique environment of the campus that includes Satoyama forest and artificial environment.