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The ants of New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
By Mackay, W.P. and E. Mackay.
Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY. 408 pp., 2002
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Mackay, W.P. and E. Mackay. 2002. The ants of New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY. 408 pp.

We report a total of 227 species and subspecies of ants from New Mexico, USA, with a listing of another 66 that probably occur in the state. This is about 39% of the species that occur in the United States.

The subfamilies and genera include:
PONERINAE: Amblyopone, Hypoponera, Odontomachus,
CERAPACHYINAE: Acanthostichus, Cerapachys,
ECITONINAE: Neivamyrmex,
MYRMICINAE: Aphaenogaster, Cephalotes, Crematogaster, Cyphomyrmex, Formicoxenus, Leptothorax, Manica, Monomorium, Myrmecina, Myrmica, Pheidole, Pogonomyrmex, Rogeria, Solenopsis, Stenamma, Strumigenys, Tetramorium, Trachymyrmex, Tranopelta,
DORYLINIDAE: Dorymyrmex, Forelius, Linepithema, Liometopum, Tapinoma,
FORMICINAE: Acanthomyops, Brachymyrmex, Camponotus, Formica, Lasius, Myrmecocystus, Paratrechina, Polyergus and Prenolepis.
We include keys to the species, distribution maps, discussions of the habitats and natural history of each species.