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Ants of Florida: Identification and Natural History

Flora / Fauna
  • Answers common questions about ants
  • Identification of ants made easy by familiar field guide style drawings
  • Up-to-date natural history accounts of each species, including original observations by the author
  • Suggestions for additional natural history projects involving ants
  • English names for over 230 species, derivations given for scientific names many useful references

By: Mark Deyrup(Author)

423 pages, 208 b/w illustrations and b/w distribution maps

Productivity Press

Hardback | Sep 2016 | #227485 | ISBN-13: 9781498754675
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About this book

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. Ants of Florida uses scientific drawings of ants for convenient identification. To most Florida biologists ants are currently the most inaccessible group of conspicuous and intrusive insects. Ants of Florida 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

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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.

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