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Species Solenopsis invicta - Red Imported Fire Ant

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Ants of Florida: Identification and Natural History
By Mark Deyrup
CRC Press , 2016

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,

By Lori Lach, Catherine Parr & Kirsti Abbott, editors
Oxford University Press, USA , 2010
This book explores key ecological issues and developments in myrmecology across a range of scales. It begins with a global perspective on species diversity in time and space and explores interactions at the community level before describing the population ecology of these social insects. The final section covers the recent ecological phenomenon of invasive ants: how they move across the globe, invade, affect ecosystems, and are managed by humans. Each chapter links ant ecology to broader ecological principles, provides a succinct summary, and discusses future research directions. Practical aspects of myrmecology, applications of ant ecology, debates, and novel discoveries are highlighted in text boxes throughout the volume. The book concludes with a synthesis of the state of the field and a look at exciting future research directions. The extensive reference list and full glossary are invaluable for researchers, and those new to the field.

A field guide to the ants of New England
By Ellison et al. 2012. Yale University Press. 398 pp.
Yale University Press, 2012
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Aaron M. Ellison, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Elizabeth J. Farnsworth, and Gary D. Alpert. 2012. A field guide to the ants of New England. Yale University Press, New Haven. xv + 398 pp.

This book is the first user-friendly regional guide devoted to ants—the “little things that run the world.” Lavishly illustrated with more than 500 line drawings, 300-plus photographs, and regional distribution maps as composite illustrations for every species, this guide will introduce amateur and professional naturalists and biologists, teachers and students, and environmental managers and pest-control professionals to more than 140 ant species found in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.

The ants of North America
By William Steel Creighton
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University 104: 1-585, 1950
Many keys, descriptions, and plates useful for identification.

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Exotic ants in Florida
By Deyrup M., Davis L., Cover S.
Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 126: 293-326, 2000

An updated list of Florida ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
By M. Deyrup
Florida Entomologist 86: 43-48, 2003

A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
By Ward P.S.
Zootaxa 936: 1–68, 2005

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