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Author Fisher, Brian L., 1964- author.

Title Ants of Africa and Madagascar : a guide to the genera / Brian L. Fisher and Barry Bolton ; illustrated by Jessica Huppi.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 503 pages, 36 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Ants of the world
Ants of the world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-497) and index.
Contents Introduction to the ant genera of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions -- Family Formicidae : the ants -- Afrotropical and Malagasy subfamilies -- Key to Afrotropical and Malagasy subfamilies (workers) -- Subfamily accounts -- Afrotropical and Malagasy genera -- Key to Afrotropical ant genera (workers) -- Key to Malagasy ant genera (workers) -- Genus accounts.
Summary "Across the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions, ants are one of the most conspicuous and ecologically dominant animal groups. From driver ants to weaver ants, there are over 2,000 species in Africa alone and over 600 in Madagascar. Ants of Africa and Madagascar introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Featuring illustrated keys to subfamilies, separate keys to Afrotropical and Malagasy ant genera, and distribution maps, it also describes diagnostic characters, explores ant ecology and natural history, and includes a list of all currently recognized ant species in the regions. This detailed guide is an essential tool for entomologists and myrmecologists working with and learning about this diverse population of Formicidae"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Ants -- Africa -- Identification.
Ants -- Ecology -- Africa.
Ants -- Madagascar -- Identification.
Ants -- Ecology -- Madagascar.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Field guides.
Added Author Bolton, Barry, author.
Other Form: Print version: Fisher, Brian L., 1964- Ants of Africa and Madagascar. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520278660 (DLC) 2016030393 (OCoLC)923795998
ISBN 9780520962996 (electronic bk.)
0520962990 (electronic bk.)
9780520278660 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520278666 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520290891 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520290895 (pbk. ; alk. paper)