Thirteen new ant species discovered in Hong Kong

By Lily Ng
Apr 01st 2019

“If you believe that all life surrounding you in Hong Kong has been discovered, then you’ll realise that you just need to look a bit closer… not for big things, but for ants and other insects walking at your feet, to find a plethora of new creatures,” said Dr Benoit Guénard from the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

In two separate articles recently published in Zookeys and Asian Myrmecology, Dr Guénard and his team expanded the knowledge on Hong Kong ants by adding 13 species to the 174 species officially recorded.

For details, please read Press Release by Faculty of Science on April 1, 2019.

There are 17 local Chinese news reporting such a great discovery.

Here are some more online reports



Sky Post


Coconut Media

Yahoo News