Australian Ants : Their Biology and Identification

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30/10/1999
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256
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Présentation

Ants are one of the most influential elements in Australian ecosystems, having a major impact on plant growth and reproduction, and soil structure. They act as predators and competitors of other arthropods, and are an important food source for other animals.
The book provides details on separating genera from those which are superficially similar and those which are commonly confused. The distribution, habitat preferences and general biologies of each genus are discussed, and there is an introduction to the more important research papers investigating each group.

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  • xAbstract
  • xiAcknowledgements
  • 1Introduction
    • 1About this Manual
  • 1Ants in Australia
    • 9Distribution Patterns within Australia
  • 4Life in an Ant Colony
  • 5The Life Cycle
  • 7Nests
  • 7Feeding
  • 8Ants as Pests
  • 9Ants and Environmental Monitoring
  • 9Classification
  • 10Identification
  • 11Terms Used in the Keys and Descriptions
    • 11Major Parts of the Body
    • 12Head
    • 14Mesosoma
    • 14Legs
    • 15Petiole and Postpetiole
    • 15Gaster
    • 15General Terms
  • 15Collecting Methods
  • 17Specimen Preparation
  • 19Additional Reading
  • 21Key to the Subfamilies
  • 95Key to the Genera of the Subfamily Cerapachyinae
  • 26Key to the Genera of the Subfamily Dolichoderinae
  • 32Key to the Genera of the Subfamily Formicinae
  • 39Key to the Genera of the Subhtmily Myrmicinae
  • 59Key to the Genera of the Subfamily Ponerinae
    • 58Subfamily Aenictinae
      • 58Aenictus
    • 60Subfamily Cerapachyinae
      • 60Cerapachys
      • 62Sphinctomyrmex
    • 64Subfamily Dolichoderinae
      • 64Anonychomyrmma
      • 66Bothriomynnex
      • 67Doleromyrma
      • 68Dolichoderus
      • 71Froggattella
      • 72Iridomyrmex
      • 74Leptomyrmex
      • 76Linepithema
      • 77Ochetellus
      • 79Papyrius
      • 80Philidris
      • 81Tapinoma
      • 83Technomyrmex
      • 84Turneria
    • 86Subfamily Formicinae
      • 86Acropyga
      • 88Anoplolepis
      • 89Calomyrmex
      • 91Camponotus
      • 95Echinopla
      • 96Melophorus
      • 97Myrmecorhynchus
      • 99Notoncus
      • 101Notostigma
      • 102Oecophylla
      • 103Opisthopsis
      • 104Paratrechina
      • 106Plagiolepis
      • 107Polyrhachis
      • 110Prolasius
      • 112Pseudolasius
      • 113Pseudonotoncus
      • 114Stigmacros
      • 116Teratomyrmex
    • 117Subfamily Leptanillinae
      • 117Leptanilla
    • 119Subfamily Myrmeciinae
      • 119Myrmecia
    • 122Subfamily Myrmicinae
      • 122Adlerzia
      • 124Anillomyrma
      • 125Anisopheidole
      • 126Aphaenogaster
      • 128Calyptomyrmex
      • 129Cardiocondyla
      • 130Colobostruma
      • 132Crematogaster
      • 133Dilobocondyla
      • 134Epopostruma
      • 135Eurhopalothrix
      • 136Glamyromyrmex
      • 137Lordomyrma
      • 139Machomyrma
      • 140Mayriella
      • 141Meranoplus
      • 143Mesostruma
      • 144Metapone
      • 145Monomorium
      • 147Myrmecina
      • 148Oligomyrmex
      • 150Orectognathus
      • 151Peronomyrmex
      • 152Pheidole
      • 156Pheidologetan
      • 157Podomyrma
      • 159Pristomyrmex
      • 160Quadristruma
      • 161Rhopalomastix
      • 162Rhopalothrix
      • 163Rhoptromyrmex
      • 164Romblonella
      • 165Solenopsis
      • 167Strumigenys
      • 168Tetramorium
      • 170Trichoscapa
      • 171Vollenhovia
      • 172Vombisidris
      • 173Willowsiella
      • 174Unnamed Genus #1
      • 175Unnamed Genus #2
    • 177Subfamily Nothomyrmeciinae
      • 177Nothomyrmecia
    • 179Subfamily Ponerinae
      • 179Amblyopone
      • 181Anochetus
      • 182Cryptopone
      • 183Diacamma
      • 184Discothyrea
      • 185Gnamptogenys
      • 186Heteroponera
      • 187Hypoponera
      • 189Leptogenys
      • 190Myopias
      • 191Myopopone
      • 192Mystrium
      • 194Odontomachus
      • 195Onychomyrmex
      • 196Pachycondyla
      • 198Platythyrea
      • 199Ponera
      • 201Prionopelta
      • 202Probolomyrmex
      • 203Proceratium
      • 204Rhytidoponera
      • 207Unnamed Genus #3
    • 208Subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae
      • 208Tetraponera
  • 210Glossary
  • 215References
  • 221Index

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