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Applied Myrmecology

A World Perspective, 1st Edition

By Robert K Vander Meer

CRC Press

744 pages

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This book brings together a broad range of pest ant articles for recognizing that many ant species have an important role in their ecosystems. It permits the separation of myrmecology from the penta- and quadrinomial system.

Table of Contents

Ant Pests of the World 1. Major ant problems of South America 2. Pest ants of India 3. Pest ants in urban and agricultural areas of southern Africa 4. Seed harvesting ant pests in Australia 5. Pest ants in the Hawaiian islands 6. Ants that have pest status in the United States Systematics and Morphology 7. Chemotaxonomy applied to fire ant systematics in the United States and South America 8. A survey of the glandular system of fire ants 9. A comparison of venom and hydrocarbon profiles from alates in Texas monogyne and polygyne fire ants 10. Cephalic exocrine glands of ants: a morphological view 11. Morphology of the digestive tract and associated excretory organs of ants Reproduction 12. Reproductive strategies of the fire ant 13. Oviposition and growth of the fire ant 14. Social control of reproduction in fire ant colonies 15. Egg-laying in Atta sexdens rubropilosa, under laboratory conditions 16. Foundress female weight and cooperative foundation in Atta leaf-cutting ants Natural History and Biology 17. Evolution of ant communities in response to invasion by the fire ant Solenopsis invicta 18. Community structure and Solenopsis invicta in Sao Paulo 19. A decade-long study of an Attine ant colony 20. Development of the ant-fungus relationship 21. Methods for estimating the population density of leaf -cutting ant colonies 22. Methods for the evaluation of leaf-cutting ant harvest 23. Seasonal activity of Atta insularis, an important citrus pest in Jaguey Grande, Cuba 24. Relative protection of Cecropia trees against leaf -cutting ants in tropical America 25. Invertebrate enemies and nest associates of the leaf-cutting ant Alta texana (Buckley) (Formicidae, Attini) 26. Biology of carpenter ants 27. The little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata (R.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) 28. Biological aspects of the hormiga loca, Paratrechina (Nylanderia) fulva (Mayr), in Colombia. 29. Ant pests of the Tapinomini tribe Behavioral and Chemical Ecology 30. Nestmate recognition in fire ants: monogyne and polygyne populations 31. Behavioral interactions of fire ants and their parasites, predators and inquilines 32. Territorial ecology of the leaf-cutting ant 33. Foraging Strategies and Vegetation Exploitation in the Leaf-cutting Ant Atta cephalotes (L. )—A Preliminary Simulation Model 34. Senses used by Acromyrmex subterraneus molestans during homing orientation, under laboratory conditions 35. The discovery of new resources and subsequent trail formation by Acromyrmex octospinosus in Guadeloupe 36. Factors controlling foraging patterns in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex octospinosus (Reich) 37. Foraging and fungal substrate selection by leaf-cutting ants 38. Toxic effect of plants on leaf-cutting ants and their symbiotic fungus 39. Pheromonal control of behavior in leaf-cutting ants 40. Self-organizing spatial patterns in the Argentine ant lridomyrmex humilis (Mayr) 41. Foraging of Pharaoh Ants Monomorium pharaonis (L.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Laboratory 42. Some findings on neurotoxins from the venom of the giant ant, Paraponera clavata 43. Prey capture strategy of the African weaver ant 44. The biological activities of ant-derived alkaloids Applied Ecology 45. Effects of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, on electrical circuits and equipment 46. Red imported fire ants' (Solenopsis invicta) impact on Texas outdoor recreation 47. Control of Acromyrmex landolti in the improved pastures of Colombian savanna 48. Relationships between Argentine ants and honeybees in South Africa 49. Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.): Pest status and human perception 50. The biology and economic impact of Pogonomyrmex harvester ants 51. The role of ants in Australian land reclamation seeding operations 52. The ant problems of cocoa farms in Brazil 53. Ant assemblage structure and ecological management in citrus and subtropical fruit orchards in southern Africa Control 54. Chemical control of the imported fire ants 55. Effects of IGR fenoxycarb and Sumitomo S-31183 on the queens of two myrmicine ant species 56. Control of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta in electrical equipment 57. Approaches to biological control of fire ants in the United States 58. Potential baits for control of the Texas leaf-cutting ant, Atta texana (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) 59. Comparison of susceptibility of Acromyrmex octospinosus Reich (Attini, Formicidae) to two insect parasitic nematodes of the genera heterorhabditis and neoaplectana (Rhabditina, Nematoda) 60. Psychotropic substances impairing the vigilance of Acromyrmex octospinosus Reich (Attini, Formicidae) 61. Controlling Argentine ants in urban situations 62. Health aspects and control of Monomorium Pharaonis 63. Effects of fenoxycarb baits on laboratory colonies of the Pharaoh's ant, Monomorium pharaonis 64. Reducing theft of surface-sown seeds by harvester ants 65. Management of carpenter ants 66. Management of the "hormiga loca," Paratrechina ( Nylanderia) fulva (Mayr), in Colombia 67. Ant control in Hawaiian drip irrigation systems

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General