Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera

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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 ...

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Overview


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

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Editorial Reviews

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“A valuable book. [It] will enlighten anyone with even a slight interest in ants. . . . This book promises to inspire a whole new generation of ant biologists.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520254220
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 715,427
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author


Brian L. Fisher is Associate Curator at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Stefan P. Cover is Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
Key to North American Ant Genera Based on Worker Caste

TAXONOMIC DESCRIPTIONS
Subfamily Descriptions
Genus Descriptions

Ant Genera of North America by Subfamily
Ant Species North of Mexico: A Working List
Terminology
Identification References
General References
Index

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