The systematics and biology of the New World ants of the genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera:Formicidae)

by William Mackay

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementWilliam P. Mackay and Emma E. Mackay ; with a foreword by Fernando Fernandez Castiblanco
ContributionsMackay, Emma
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LC ClassificationsQL568.F7 M147 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL24538369M
ISBN 100773413057
ISBN 109780773413054
LC Control Number2010022434
OCLC/WorldCa644018133

  The biology of species with mated and egg-laying workers (gamergates) has been studied for many species, however, little attention has been paid to species that reproduce via alate queens only. We investigated the seasonal cycle of changes in the colony structure of Pachycondyla chinensis reproduced by alate queens in western Japan, and found Cited by: "The Ants of Fiji" describes the entire Fijian ant fauna, and includes the results of a recently completed archipelago-wide biodiversity inventory. A total of ant species representing 43 genera are recognized here with an illustrated key to genera, synopses of each species, keys to species of all genera, and a species list.   Colonies of the queenless antPachycondyla krugeri were collected at different times of the year in order to determine the number of gamergates present. Dissection revealed that no colony contained more than one gamergate, suggesting that some form of regulation of gamergate numbers is present in this species. Groups of uninseminated workers kept in the Cited by: Mackay WP, Mackay EE. () The Systematics and Biology of the New World Ants of the Genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Edwin Mellon Press, Lewiston, New York, xii+ pp. Mann WM. () The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bull Mus Comp Zool ; Mann by: 6.

importance of ants in the environment and their potential role in land management and the conservation of biotic diversity. In this paper, the Malagasy. asmannii-group of the genus. w Pachycondyla. F. Smith () is revised at the species level. This species-group corresponds to the Malagasy species of the genus. Bothroponera. Mayr ()Cited by: 4. Full text of "Sampling ground-dwelling ants: Case studies from the world's rain other formats Curtin Sa Vjrround-dwelling Ants: C ^^^udies from the World'*^ ^ain For ^ SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY BULLETIN EDITORIAL BOARD Prof J D Majer, School of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of Technology Adj Profs J J F Davies, Environmental . tory habits in the neotropical termite-hunting ant Pachycondyla marginata, in a semi-deciduous forest in south-east Brazil. New colonies can originate by hap- lometrosis, pleometrosis, or colony fission. Incipient colonies with multiple foundresses persisted longer in. The ants of the genus Pachycondyla have a wide pantropical distribution with about species being described. The Pachycondyla species are diverse in their morphology and their behavior [ 10 ]. Pachycondyla striata Smith [ 11 ], classified into the subfamily Ponerinae [ 12 ], presents relatively large individuals (– mm long).Cited by: 5.

The cooperation among queens in the phase of colony foundation has been described in other species of the genus Pachycondyla as P. marginata Roger (Leal & Oliveira ), P. inversa Smith (Kolmer & Heinze ), and P. villosa Fabricius (Heinze et al ). Pachycondyla chinensis (Fig. 1)can be recognized by the following combination of characteristics: length approximately – mm (queens larger, – mm), dark brownish-black color with orangish-brown appendages, shiny mesopleural region, single waist segment, large conspicuous eyes, and conspicuous stinger. The Insects and Instars. One bromeliad of the genus Aechmea, where the ants had nested, was collected in the gardens of the UNESP (Univesidade Estadual de São Paulo), campus of Rio Claro County, (22°24’36'’S; 47°33’36'’W, m average altitude). The larvae were separated and anaesthetized by thermal shock (3 to 5 min. at 4°C) for head. Colonies of these ants have been found as far north as New York and Connecticut, and their range is likely expanding farther west. Asian needle ants are also found in New Zealand, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Guam, Papua New Guinea, the .

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Species complexes are defined for the New World species. Identification keys, descriptions and distribution maps, together with notes on the habitats and biology of the species are included.

Covers 92 species: 30 new to science and 5 new status classifications. Key for the identification of species is in Author: Mackay, William. Buy The Systematics and Biology of the New World Ants of the Genus Pachycondyla Hymenoptera: Formicidae on FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersAuthors: William P.

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[William Mackay; Emma Mackay] -- The New World species of the ant genus Pachycondyla are revised. Species complexes are defined for the New World species. Identification keys, descriptions and distribution maps, together with notes. Keys to genera and species of North American ants Ants of New Mexico, The: Mackay, William & Mackay, Emma: Edwin Mellen Press: English: Identification Guide: Keys and biology of ants of New Mexico The Systematics and Biology of the New World Ants of the Genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) Mackay, William & Mackay, Emma: Authority for placement: Mackay & Mackay, ('new status') References [ edit ] Mackay, W.P.

; Mackay, E.E. The systematics and biology of the New World ants of the genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

Pachycondyla Clark, J.,New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victo pp. 11, (download)   Pachycondyla, among the most common ants in tropical regions worldwide, turns out to be a motley assortment of unrelated species.

While the taxonomy of the world’s 12, or so ant species is obviously still a work on progress, I don’t think any of us had seen a case where ant names showed such a non-relationship to their : Alexwild. ABSTRACT- Pachycondyla crassinoda (Latr. ) is one of the largest ant species in the New World tropics.

We studied its foraging habits in the field in a lowland forest in Trinidad, West Indies, with supplemental observations in the laboratory.

At our study site the density of colonies was estimated at /: Anesty E. Tudor, Christopher K Starr, Kristen Mohammed. The genus Pachycondyla in Costa Rica This key relies heavily on the character systems and structure developed by the late W.

Brown, Jr. Every couple of years he would produce a new version of his New World Pachycondyla key, a few photocopies of which would escape and proliferate among myrmecologists (in spite of his warnings about its.

History and classification. When described Pachycondyla petiolosa was known from two fossil insects which are compression-impression fossils preserved in layers of soft sedimentary rock. Along with other well preserved insect fossils, the P. petiolosa specimens were collected from layers of Lutetian Messel Formation rock in the Messel pit World Heritage : Formicidae.

Gonzalez, C.M., Hernandez, J., Parsons, J.G., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L. Adsorption of selenite and selenate by a high and low pressure aged manganese oxide.

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Schmidt, C.A. ().Author: Itanna Oliveira Fernandes, Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie. Wiley has done it again with this new book but this time he brings into the fold an equally talented systematist, Lieberman.

This book carries the grand tradition as Wiley's first edition to Phylogenetic Systematics but provides a thorough update of many topics for practicing systematists and students potentially interested in the by: Background: In the southeastern United States, imported fire ants have caused systemic reactions with a high incidence.

On the contrary, in Korea Pachycondyla species ants (P chinensis and P solitaria), and the family Formicidae, which are in the genus Pachycondyla and the subfamily Ponerinae, have only occasionally caused systemic ive: We sought Cited by: Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

Ants appear in the fossil record across the globe in considerable diversity during the latest Early Cretaceous and early Late Cretaceous, suggesting an earlier origin. Ants evolved from vespoid wasp ancestors in the Cretaceous period, and Aculeata: Chrysidoidea, Vespidae.

The genus Pachycondyla (Formicidae: Ponerinae) comprises ≈ species, primarily from tropical and subtropical regions of the world (Bolton ).Four species of Pachycondyla currently exist in North America.

The known range of Pachycondyla chinensis (Emery) is Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (SmithCarterCited by: The genus Pachycondyla R Smith is a large group of anís in Ihe subfamily Ponerinae.

Thei'e are around described species worldwide, niostly kiiown fiüni the. Paltothyreus, monotypic - Paltothyreus tarsatus, now Pachycondyla tarsata; very large species with the median clypeus raised and projecting forward, and the tibiae of middle and hind legs with a large pectinate spur and a small simple spur.

Pan-African - tarsatus: Pretarsal claws simple and without teeth: Petiole thick and nodiform. Introduction. In ants, venom has three major functions: defence against predators, prey capture (offensive), and social communication, Schmidt ().If defence is the most important role of venom for many ant species, especially in the “evolved” subfamilies in which many species are nectarivores rather than insectivores (predators), the offensive function undoubtedly plays the Cited by: The ants are one of the mega diverse insets found in all terrestrial environments, and occur in great diversity, richness and abundance, acting at all trophic levels.

The present study was conducted to verify the knowledge of ant fauna at Caxiuanã National forest. All available ant literature and some collection in Caxiuanã were compiled and analyzed in EXCEL : Ana Yoshi Harada.

The Systematics and Biology of the New World Ants of the Genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae); The Edwin Mellen Press: New York, NY, USA, [ Google Scholar ] Wild, A.L.

Ants are one of the most successful and widespread organisms in the world. Although ants of the genus Pachycondyla(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) are predominantly tropical in distribution, Pachycondyla chinensis (Emery) is especially abundant in temperate zones in Asia.

Recently, P. chinensis has also become an abundant invasive ant species in the United by: The Systematics and Biology of the New World Ants of the Genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (Hardback) William P.

Mackay £ Hardback. Ants of this genus possess a painful bite, level 2 on a pain scale ranging from 1 to 4 Dejean, A. Comparative effect of the venoms of ants of the genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Ponerinae). ToxiconThe Systematics and Biology of the New World Ants of the Genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Cited by: This is a list of open access articles related to ants, listed by subfamily.

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The distribution of the taxa is discussed and an interpretation is given. Keys are included for adults of all genera and species of the world, and for fifth instar nymphs of all species for which they are known.

A diagnosis is given for each genus as well as its original reference, synonymy, type species, and general distribution. Pachycondyla (Megaponera) analis B Taylor det. Senegal B Ndiaye: 5.v Tandiankunda 13°06'30"N 12°05'18" W: Tandiankunda V St 2 P18F Soudanian savannah, pitfall traps.

Introduction. Since Smith established the genus Meranoplus, 87 species and subspecies are currently genus is broadly distributed in the Old World tropics, ranging through the Afrotropical, Malagasy, Oriental, and Indo-Australian regions –.The genus is absent from the Palaearctic and Oceania regions, except for a single species, M.

levellei Emery, from New Cited by: 7.Our results reveal the karyotype diversity in the genus and reinforce the hypothesis on the paraphyly of Pachycondyla. uction Among the Ponerinae, the genus Pachycondyla (Ponerinae, Ponerini) is one of the most ancient known genera of ants and still extant.

A fossil species, Pachycondyla rebekkae Rust.Buy Insects (Entomology) at WHSmith. We have a great range of Insects (Entomology) from top brands. Delivery is free on all UK orders over £