Title page for ETD etd-11092004-091237

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dash, Shawn T.
URN etd-11092004-091237
Title Species Diversity and Biogeography of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Louisiana, with Notes on Their Ecology
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Entomology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Linda M. Hooper-Bui Committee Chair
Christopher E. Carlton Committee Member
Dorothy P. Prowell Committee Member
  • biodiversity
  • formicidae
  • louisiana
  • ants
Date of Defense 2004-10-06
Availability unrestricted
Over three decades have passed since the completion of Moser and Blum's (1960) treatment of the ants of Louisiana. This research represents a significant contribution to and update of their work. I report the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the Louisiana Formicid fauna. More than 100 species from 38 genera and eight subfamilies are covered. This faunistic survey gives valuable data of biodiversity and macro/microhabitat selection of ant species. Included are keys to all subfamilies, genera, and species with illustrations photographs, and a regional map for each species.
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