9780520254220

Ants of North America : A Guide to the Genera

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520254220

  • ISBN10:

    0520254228

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-19
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

Ants are among the most conspicuous and the most ecologically important of insects. This concise, easy-to-use, authoritative identification guide introduces the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the United States and Canada. It features the first illustrated key to North American ant genera, discusses distribution patterns, explores ant ecology and natural history, and includes a list of all currently recognized ant species in this large region. * New keys to the 73 North American ant genera illustrated with 250 line drawings ensure accurate identification * 180 color images show the head and profile of each genus and important species groups * Includes a glossary of important terms

Author Biography

Stefan P. Cover is Curatorial Assistant in the Entomology Department at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Key to North American Ant Genera Based on the Worker Castep. 1
Taxonomic Descriptionsp. 53
Subfamily Descriptionsp. 54
Genus Descriptionsp. 59
Ant Genera of North America by Subfamilyp. 155
Ant Species North of Mexico: A Working Listp. 157
Terminologyp. 167
Identification Referencesp. 175
General Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 189
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