423 pages | 208 B/W Illus.
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.
"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)
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.