Ants are familiar to every naturalist, ecologist, entomologist, and pest control operator. The identification of the 233 species of Florida ants is technically difficult, and information on Florida ants is dispersed among hundreds of technical journal articles. This book uses detailed and beautiful scientific drawings for convenient identification. To most Florida biologists ants are currently the most inaccessible group of conspicuous and intrusive insects. This book solves the twin problems of ant identification and the extraordinary fragmentation of natural history information about Florida ants.
Table of Contents
Introduction. An Overview of Florida Ants. Collecting Florida Ants. Subfamily Amblyoponinae. Subfamily Proceratiinae. Subfamily Ponerinae. Subfamily Ecitoninae. Subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae. Subfamily Myrmicinae. Subfamily Dolichodeerinae. Subfamily Formicinae.
Mark Deyrup received a B.S. in 1968 from Cornell University, an M.S. in 1973 from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in 1976 also from the University of Washington. He was an Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Purdue University from 1978-1982, and a Research Biologist at the Archbold Biological Station from1982-present. He has over 100 published papers, including 35 dealing with ants.
"Ants of Florida! It’s a wonderful book, model of what is needed for the renaissance of taxonomy and scientific natural history needed to revive biodiversity and ecosystem studies."
E. O. Wilson (Harvard University)