Ants of New Zealand / Warwick Don ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson.
By: Don, Warwick.
Contributor(s): Otago Museum.Material type: BookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Otago University Press in association with the Otago Museum, 2007Description: 239 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877372476 (hbk.); 1877372471(hbk.).Subject(s): Ants -- New Zealand | Ants -- New Zealand -- Identification | Insect societies -- New Zealand | Ants New ZealandDDC classification: z595.796
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This book is the outcome of a lifetime's research by Warwick Don. He reveals that there are 37 established species of ants in New Zealand, 11 of which are considered to be endemic. This leaves 26 that are exotic or introduced, 2 of which are recent arrivals. Three of 4 additional recent arrivals pose serious threats to New Zealand's invertebrate fauna and economy if they ever become established.
Includes bibliography (p. 223-229) and index.
Ch. 1. Introducing the World of Ants -- Ch. 2. Illustrated Key to the Ants of New Zealand -- Ch. 3. Ant Species -- Ch. 4. Collecting, Preserving, Culturing and Studying Ants -- Ch. 5. Four Myrmecologists of the Past -- Maps: North Island and South Island collecting areas.
"Ants of New Zealand is the first book on the subject and is the outcome of a life-time's interest in these social insects. It is written for everyone: professional entomologists and ecologists, students with projects or theses in mind, those with an interest in natural history, and of course people who may encounter strange species in their homes and gardens." "Questions about the identification of ants are frequently fielded by museums and research establishments. The Illustrated Key, diagrams and photographs provided by the author will greatly assist this task, as will the extensive glossary of terms. For would-be students of ants, there is a useful chapter on collecting and studying these fascinating insects." "The relationship of the New Zealand ant fauna to the greater world of ants, both through time and with respect to species composition, is discussed in an introductory chapter. Also included are important aspects of ant biology, providing background to the detailed descriptions of individual species that follow."--BOOK JACKET.
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