Myrmecological Lit.

How many ants are there? (click)

General stuff

Agosti, D., Majer, J. D.,  Alonso, L. E.,  Schultz, T. R. (2000) Ants: standard methods for measuring and monitoring biodiversity. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 280 p (view)

Bolton, B. (2007) How to conduct large-scale taxonomic revisions in Formicidae, pp 52-71. In Snelling, R. R., B. L. Fisher, and P. S. Ward (eds) Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E. O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80 p (view)

Agosti, D., Majer, J. D.,  Alonso, L.E. (2000) Sampling ground-dwelling ants: Case studies from the world’s rain forests. Curtin University School of Environmental Biology Bulletin 18: 1-75 (view)

Wilson, E.O. (1987) The earliest known ants: an analysis of the Cretaceous species and an inference concerning their social organization. Paleobiology 13: 44-53 (view)

Wilson, E.O. (1976) Which are the most prevalent ant genera? Studia Entomologica 19: 187-200 (view)

Wilson, E.O. (1975) Slavery in ants. Scientific American 232(6): 32-36 (view)

Wilson, E.O. (1971) The insect societies. Belknap Press, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 548 p (view)

Wilson, E.O., Regnier, F.E. (1971) The evolution of the alarm-defense system in the formicine ants. American Naturalist 105: 279-289 (view)

Wilson, E.O., Taylor, R.W., (1964) A fossil ant colony: new evidence of social antiquity. Psyche 71: 93-103 (view)

Wilson, E.O. (1953) The origin and evolution of polymorphism in ants. Quarterly Review of Biology 28: 136-156 (view)

Romanian ant fauna lists

Markó, B., Sipos, B., Csősz, S., Kiss, K., Boros, I., Gallé, L. (2006) A comprehensive list of the ants of Romania (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Myrmecological News 9: 65-76 (view)

Csősz, S., Markó, B. (2005) European ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the ant collection of the Natural History Museum of Sibiu (Hermannstadt/Nagyszeben), Romania II. Subfamily Formicidae.  Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 97: 225-240 (view)

Markó, B., Csősz, S. (2002) Die europäischen Ameisenarten (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) des Hermannstädter (Sibiu, Rumänien) Naturkundemuseums I.: Unterfamilien Ponerinae, Myrmicinae und Dolichoderinae.  Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 94: 109-121 (view)

European ant fauna lists

Schultz, R., Seifert, B. (2007) The distribution of the subgenus Coptoformica Müller, 1923  (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Palaearctic Region. Myrmecological News 10: 11-18 (view)

Ants as bioindicators

Majer, J.D., Orabi, G., Bisevac, L. (2007) Ants pass the bioindicator scorecard. Myrmecological News 10: 69-76 (view)

Useful Keys

Markó, B., Ionescu-Hirsch, A., Szász-Len, A. (2009) Genus Camponotus Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Romania: distribution and identification key to the worker caste. Entomologica romanica 14: 29-41 (view)

Csősz, S. (2003) A key to the Ponerinae species of the Carpathian Basin (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 95: 147–160 (view)

Radchenko, A. G.,  Elmes, G. W.  (2003)  A taxonomic revision of the socially parasitic Myrmica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Palaearctic region. Annales Zoologici 53(2): 217-243 (view)

Seifert, B. (1988a) A revision of the European species of the ant subgenus Chthonolasius (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomol. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 51: 143-180 (view)

Seifert, B. (1988b) A taxonomic revision of the Myrmica species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caucasus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz 62: 1-75 (view)


More articles can be found on Agosti, D., and N. F. Johnson. Editors. 2005. Antbase. World Wide Web electronic publication., version (05/2005)


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