Rediscovery of Gardena melinarthrum Dohrn from Sri Lanka

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Tharindu Ranasinghe
Hemant V. Ghate


We are now confirming the presence of G. melinarthrum from Sri Lanka, after a long gap of over 150 years, from three different localities. 

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