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Species diversity and biogeography of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Louisianna, with notes on their ecology

Publication Type:Thesis
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:S. T. Dash
University:M.S. thesis, Louisiana State University. v + 290 p.

*[I report the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the Louisiana ant fauna. More than 100 species from 38 genera and 8 subfamilies are included. Included are keys to all subfamilies, genera, and species with illustrations photographs, and a regional map for each species. This faunistic survey gives valuable data of biodiversity and macro/microhabitat selection of ant species.]Species considered as previously unreported from Louisiana: Ponerinae; Pachycondyla stigma; Proceratiinae; Discothyrea testacea; Proceratium silaceum; Myrmicinae; Crematogaster ashmeadi; Crematogaster atkinsoni; Crematogaster cerasi; Crematogaster lineolata; Crematogaster minutissima; Crematogaster vermiculata; Pyramica carolinensis; Pyramica hyalina; Pyramica metaxytes; Pyramica reflexa; Cardiocondyla wroughtonii; Myrmecina americana; Aphaenogaster ashmeadi; Pheidole dentata; Dolichoderinae; Tapinomia melanocephalum; Tapinomia sessile; ormicinae; Brachymyrmex obscurior; Camponotus (Colobopsis) obliqus; Camponotus atriceps; Camponotus chromaiodes; Camponotus nearcticus; Polyergus lucidus.Species that are likely to occur in Louisiana: Ecitoninae; Neivamyrmex carolinensis; Neivamyrmex texana; Amblyoponiniae; Amblyopone pallipes; Ponerinae; Odonotmachus brunneus; Hypoponera inexorata; Hypoponera punctatissima; Myrmicinae; Aphaenogaster ashmeadi; Aphaenogaster mairae; Apheanogaster tennesseensis; Aphaenogaster miamiana; Pheidole bicarinata; Pheidole crassicornis; Pheidole morrisi; Pheidole pilifera; Pheidole sitarches; Pyramica abdita; Pyramica laevinasis; Pyramica missouriensis; Tetramorium lanuginosum; Tetramorium caespitum; Dolichoderinae; Dolichoderus pustulatus; Dorymyrmex smithi; Linepithema iniquum; Forelius mccooki; Formicinae; Camponotus pylartes pylartes; Camponotus sansabeanus; Camponotus socius; Formica subsericea; Formica interga.

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