Ants: standard methods for measuring and monitoring by AGOSTI D

By AGOSTI D

Numbering greater than 9 thousand defined species, ants rank one of the so much ample and frequent of insect groups—the collective weight of ants in tropical forests and grasslands may perhaps represent up to 10 to fifteen percentage of the animal biomass. Written through thirty prime ant biologists, this accomplished e-book describes approaches for surveying the range of ground-dwelling ants. It introduces a standardized protocol for gathering ant samples in any a part of the area and for accomplishing repeated sampling over the years, which allows researchers to investigate worldwide and long term styles. masking points of ant ecology and taxonomy, species identity, specimen instruction, and assets of sampling gear, this booklet presents the required beginning for readers from quite a lot of backgrounds.

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Crudelis (MAYER), 1937: 233 (Phasmidohelea; female) (preoccupied by Forcipomyia crudelis (KARSCH), 1886). Costa Rica. menzeli CLASTRIER & WIRTH, 1995: 106 (female; Ecuador). - Ecuador. microtoma (KIEFFER), 1917b: 299 (Atrichopogon; female; Paraguay). - Belize and Dominica to Brazil (Amazonas, Santa Catarina), Paraguay. minisquamosa WIRTH, 1972: 570 (male, female; Belize). - Belize to Costa Rica, Brazil (Amazonas, Pará). ABLA Vol. 4 – Art Borkent & Gustavo R. Spinelli: Neotropical Ceratopogonidae 55 moorei CLASTRIER & WIRTH, 1995: 133 (female; Brazil).

Lacrimatorii MACFIE, 1939b: 161 (male, female; Brazil). - Brazil (Santa Catarina). luteigenua WIRTH & SPINELLI, 1992a: 353 (male, female; Costa Rica). - USA (Florida) to Colombia and Brazil (Bahia). seminole WIRTH, 1976: 81 (male, female; USA, Florida). - USA (Florida) to Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). squamithorax CLASTRIER, 1972: 170 (male, female; French Guiana). - French Guiana. varipennis WIRTH & WILLIAMS, 1957: 8 (female; Bermuda). - USA (Florida and Puerto Rico), Bermuda, Paraguay, northeastern Argentina.

Argentina (Tierra del Fuego). wygodzinskyi CAVALIERI, 1961a: 17 (female; Argentina). - Argentina (Tierra del Fuego). delpontei CAVALIERI, 1961b: 169. Argentina. genualis Species Group genualis (LOEW), 1866: 128 (Ceratopogon; male; Cuba). - USA (Louisiana to Florida), Bahamas, Mexico (Yucatán, Chiapas) to Colombia, Galápagos Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba to Argentina (Buenos Aires province); Sao Tomé. propinqua (WILLISTON), 1896: 279 (Ceratopogon). St. Vincent. raleighi MACFIE, 1938: 160. Trinidad.

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