PHEIDOLE IN THE NEW WORLD: A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus
by Edward O. Wilson
2003, 818 pages, 1 color, 650 b/w fine line illustrations. Untangles classification of the genus Pheidole, whose species are the most abundant and diverse of the New World, ranging from the northern U.S. to Argentina. Characterizes all 625 known species, 341 of which are new to science. Authors keys with drawings showing complete body views allow rapid identification for anyone with a basic understanding of entomology. The book covers one-fifth of the ant species found in the Western Hemisphere, including many of the most common forms. A CD-ROM containing high-resolution digital images of the type specimens is included. Hardcover; 9-1/4 x 12-1/4″.
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