A list of publications that are about Megalomyrmex, mention Megalomyrmex in a table or figure, or discuss Megalomyrmex in a biological context.


This is a work in progress; please contact me if you have found something published or online that I have missed! rmmadams@gmail.com

Adams, R.M.M. & Jones, T.H. (2010) The evolution of venom alkaloids in Megalomyrmex ants, from predators to social parasites. International Society of Chemical Ecology 26th Annual Meeting (p. Pster P110, pg. 301). Tours, France.

Adams, R.M.M. & Longino, J.T. (2007) Nesting biology of the arboreal fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex cornutus and behavioral interactions with the social-parasitic ant Megalomyrmex mondabora. Insectes Sociaux, 54(2), 136-143. Adams, R.M.M., Jones, T.H. & Jeter, A.W. (2010) Male specific tyramides from three additional myrmicine genera. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 38(3), 454-456.

Adams, R.M.M., Mueller, U.G., Schultz, T.R. & Norden, B. (2000) Agro-predation: usurpation of attine fungus gardens by Megalomyrmex ants. Naturwissenschaften, 87(12), 549–554.

Ariniello, L. (2001) Protecting Paradise. BioScience, 49(10), 760-763. Brandao, C. (1987) Queenlessness in Megalomyrmex (Formicidae: Myrmicinae), with a discussion on the effects of the loss of true queens in ants. Eder J., Rembold H. Chemistry and biology of social.

Brandão, C.R.F. (1990) Systematic revision of the Neotropical ant genus Megalomyrmex Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae), with the description of thirteen new species. Arquivos de Zoologia Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, 31(5), 411–481.

Brandão, C.R.F. (2003) Further revisionary studies on the ant genus Megalomyrmex Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Solenopsidini). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, 43(8), 145–159.

Buschinger, A. (2009) Social parasitism among ants: a review (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News, 12, 219-235.

Castano-meneses, G. (2003) Effects of fire and agricultural practices on neotropical ant communities ˜ ´. Ecology, 1913-1919.

Clark, V.C., Raxworthy, C.J., Rakotomalala, V., Sierwald, P. & Fisher, B.L. (2005) Convergent evolution of chemical defense in poison frogs and arthropod prey between Madagascar and the Neotropics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(33), 11617-22.

Daly, J.W., Garraffo, H.M., Jain, P., Spande, T.F., Snelling, R.R., Jaramillo, C. & Rand, A.S. (2000) Arthropod–frog connection: decahydroquinoline and pyrrolizidine alkaloids common to microsympatric myrmicine ants and dendrobatid frogs. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 26(1), 73–85.

Devries, P.J., Chacon, I.A. & Murray, D. (1992) Toward a better understanding of host use and biodiversity in riodinid butterflies (Lepidoptera). Zoology, 31(1951), 103-126.

Ettershank, G. (1965) A new species of Megalomyrmex from the Chilean Andes (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Psyche, 72(1), 55–58.

Heinze, J. & Keller, L. (2000) Alternative reproductive strategies: a queen perspective in ants. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 15, 508±512.

Kaspari, M., Pickering, J., Longino, J.T. & Windsor, D. (2001) The phenology of a Neotropical ant assemblage: evidence for continuous and overlapping reproduction. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50(4), 382–390. Kempf, W. (1968) Report on some Neotropical ant studies. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 4(XII), 89-102.

Kempf, W.W. (1972) Catalago abreviado das Formigas da Regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae). Studia Entomologia, 15. Kempf, W.W. & Paulo, S. (1970) Taxonomic Notes on Ants of the Genus Megalomyrmex Forel, with the Description of New Species (Hymenoptera, Fomticidae), 13.

Laurent, P., Braekman, J.C. & Daloze, D. (2005) Insect chemical defense. The Chemistry of Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals II, 167–229. Longino, J.T. (2010) A taxonomic review of the ant genus Megalomyrmex Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Central America. Zootaxa, 2720, 35–58.

Majer, J.D. & Delabie, J.H.C. (1999) Impact of tree isolation on arboreal and ground ant communities in cleared pasture in the Atlantic rain forest region of Bahia, Brazil. Insectes Sociaux, 46(3), 281-290.

Majer, J.D., Delabie, J.H.C. & Mckenzie, N.L. (1997) Ant litter fauna of forest, forest edges and adjacent grassland in the Atlantic rain forest region of. Bahia, Brazil. In, sectessoc, 255-266.

Mehdiabadi, N.J. & Schultz, T.R. (2009) Natural history and phylogeny of the fungus-farming ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini). Myrmecological News, 13, 37-55.

Morgan, E.D. (2008) Chemical sorcery for sociality: Exocrine secretions of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News, 11(August), 79–90. Mueller, U.G., Schultz, T.R., Currie, C.R., Adams, R.M.M. & Malloch, D. (2001) The origin of the attine ant-fungus mutualism. The Quarterly review of biology, 76(2), 169–197.

Peeters, C. (1991) Ergatoid queens and intercastes in ants: Two distinct adult forms which look morphologically intermediate between workers and winged queens. Insectes Sociaux, 38(1), 1-15.

Peeters, C. (2012) Convergent evolution of wingless reproductives across all subfamilies of ants , and sporadic loss of winged queens ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae ), 75-91.

Ramos, L.D.S., Zanetti, R., Marinho, C.G.S., Delabie, J.H.C., Schlindwein, M.N. & Almado, R.D.P. (2004) Impacto das capinas mecânica e química do sub-bosque de Eucalyptus grandis sobre a comunidade de formigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Árvore, 28(1), 139-146.

Saporito, R.A., Spande, T.F., Garraffo, H.M. & Donnelly, M.A. (2009) Arthropod Alkaloids in Poison Frogs: A Review of the “Dietary Hypothesis.” Heterocycles, 79(1), 277.

Soares, S.M. & Schoereder, J.H. (2001) Ant-nest distribution in a remnant of tropical rainforest in southeastern Brazil. Insectes Sociaux, 48(3), 280-286.

Tseng, A.J. & Adams, R.M.M. (2006) Megalomyrmex symmetochus and Trachymyrmex zeteki: Behavioral interactions from infiltration to cohabitation. Proceedings of the 15th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (p. 253, Poster 602). Washington, D.C. Vasconcelos, H., Macedo, A. & Vilhena, J. (2003) Influence of topography on the distribution of ground-dwelling ants in an Amazonian forest. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 38(2), 115–124.

Vásquez-Bolaños, M. (2011) Lista de especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) para México. Dugesiana, 18(1), 95-133.

Weber, N.A. (1940) The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part VI. Key to Cyphomyrmex, new Attini and a new guest ant. Revista de Entomologia, 11, 406–427.

Wheeler, W.M. (1925) A new guest-ant and other new Formicidae from Barro Colorado Island, Panama. The Biological Bulletin, 49(3), 150.

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