1957. N. Y. Acad. Ecology 40:162-165. Other species that have been collected in a large proportion of the counties include Camponotus noveboracensis (62), Lasius alienus (54), Crematogaster cerasi (52), Camponotus pennsylvanicus (52), and Formica subsericea (51). 12:87-89. Buren (personal communication) felt that Michigan specimens he saw were "probably different", but sensing his caution, I prefer to leave open the question of their conspecificity with D. … The American Midland Naturalist 35: 747-755. remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. 1910b. Leave this field empty if you're human: Muskegon River Watershed Assembly. In 1945 and for several years thereafter she studied the ecology of certain ants at the University of Michigan Biological Station in Cheboygan County (Talbot 1946, 1948). Press. Mary Talbot (1934) included species in extreme southwestern Michigan as part of a study of the ecology of ants in the region around Chicago, Illinois. Soc. The Formicidae of Charity Island. God the ants here are terrible. 12:19-48. Vert. F. M. Gaige, curator of insects at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, was the first myrmecologist to live and work in Michigan. The list is based upon literature records and 4,692 collections: 2,382 in the Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan; 926 in the Department of Entomology, Michigan State University; 1,244 in the Kannowski collection; and 140 in the Wheeler collection. Univ. I have seen similar Dorymyrmex specimens collected in Michigan and New York, but have not had the opportunity to study them carefully. A total of 113 species of ants is recorded by county from the state of Michigan. Proc. For five species we have too little information to designate ranges. 1956. Mus. 25:119-125. Populations of ants in a low field. He also published (1916) a list of 15 species from Whitefish Point (Chippewa County) that were collected in 1914 by N. A. Bull. Ecology 27:416-439. 1963. The present paper provides an updated checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Pakistan. Comp. Checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the Solomon Islands... 47 Checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the Solomon Islands and a new survey of Makira Island Eli M. Sarnat1,2, Benjamin Blanchard3, Benoit Guénard4, John Fasi5, Evan P. Economo3,4 1 Antwork Consulting, LLC, PO Box 563 Happy Camp, CA 96039 USA 2 Department of Entomology, In addition, a specimen that Talbot collected at the Reserve was selected by Wing (1968) as a neotype for Acanthomyops latipes. The flight activities and colony-founding behavior of bog ants in southeastern Michigan. 1968. _______. Great Lakes Entomol. The North American ants of the genus Camponotus Mayr. This next piece of information may be the most difficult part of the ant bait story. Anim. Hist. 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EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? _______. Bull . 53:379-565. First of all i would like to say that i am very new to the ant buissness, i only started a few days ago. 1966. 1948. The specimens in the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Kannowski collections were identified by P. B. Kannowski between March 1989 and December 1992; the specimens in the Wheeler collection were checked by Jeanette Wheeler in 1991. Soc. General Info: These ants can raise their abdomen over their thorax (mid-section) and head when disturbed. J. 1953. Exp. Ellison et al., (2012) - In New England, the large-eyed Lasius americanus can be confused with either of the other three species in the niger group: Lasius pallitarsis, Lasius neoniger, or Lasius niger. Most people identify ants by their coloring, often red or black, but there are actually almost 1,000 species of ants in the United States alone! Identification. 1985. A study of Polyergus in the United States, based on the workers. The list that follows is organized by subfamilies following the arrangement in Creighton (1950). Information on nests and habitats, unless bracketed by parentheses, is based upon Michigan collections. TOP. Great Lakes Entomologist 26: 297-310. The first workerless parasite in the ant genus Formica. Flights and swarms of the ant Formica obscuripes Forel. Flight activities of two species of the genus Formica. 8:241-244. . 18:69-78. Papers, Mus. Entomol. 20:295-354. Printable PDF - Michigan species list . Bees, Ants, Wasps and Similar Insects of Michigan Showcase listing of Bees, Ants, Wasps and Similar Insects found in the state of Michigan. They tend to attack and sting in great numbers. Get PDF (1 MB) Abstract. Bull . Soc. Subfamily Dolichoderinae Some features of the site may not work correctly. I. Ann. 39:67-77. Zool., Univ. Ecologically, Michigan is divided broadly into Deciduous Forest Biome in the southern portion and Ecotone (between Deciduous and Coniferous Forest Biomes) in the northern portion. Michigan 63, 13 p. _______. A comparison of two ants of the genus Formica. Ann. Nest structure and flights of the ant Formica obscuriventris Mayr. These ants, which are actually several species, will bite on occasion and will give off a repulsive odor when disturbed. ACROBAT ANTS. Carpenter Ants. By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our. Amer. A total of 113 species of ants is recorded by county from the state of Michigan. Memoir 405, 173 p. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. Some of the species names used in the literature referenced in this study are either synonyms or misidentifications. Contr. _______. North American Leptothorax of the tricarinatus-texanus complex. Flight activities of the ant Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) mariae Forel. The true range of this ant may be much more extensive. A total of 113 species of ants is recorded by county from the state of Michigan. Mary Talbot's collection, which is now in the Department of Biology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, was not checked. The list includes 3 species in Ponerinae, 44 in Myrnucinae, 6 in Dolichoderinae, and 60 in Formicinae. 1976 . The mating activities of the ant Myrmica americana. 1954. New species of Formica. A checklist of the ants of Michigan. Symptoms of a fire ant sting may include: _______. Ohio J. Sci. Amer. Watch Queue Queue _______. 1970. Adults have multiple “job” classifications depending on the role they perform for their colony. 1964. Psyche 74:299-313. Bull. All 88 records for Livingston County are the species recorded by Talbot (1975), with adjustments for recent taxonomic changes. Odorous house ants, an important nuisance ant, have colonies with many queens and many homes.These homes are often temporary and will be found under pieces of wood or debris in landscaping. Some of these, i. e., Aphaenogaster tennesseensis, Camponotus americanus, and Formica schaufussi, are species that occur primarily in more southern regions and reach their northern limits near the upper end of the Lower Peninsula. 1915. Agric. The list includes 3 species in Ponerinae, 44 in Myrnucinae, 6 in Dolichoderinae, and 60 in Formicinae. Ultimately responsible for the conditions that would help to notice more relaxed as one new ants michigan state and copper. by G. C. Wheeler. Ants of Mississippi (Mississippi Entomological Museum Website) _______. Item Preview 1 14707.pdf. Five species have distributions limited to the southernmost counties of the Lower Peninsula. Survey (1908), pp. Great Lakes Entomol. Soc. Forty species have been collected too infrequently to determine the distribution within the state. 1959. Checklist of the ants of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Populations of the ant Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) treatae Forel on abandoned fields on the Edwin S. George Reserve. Washtenaw County has many species (67) because four myrmecologists (F. M. Gaige, P. B. Kannowski, and G. C. and J. N. Wheeler) collected there while they were associated with the University of Michigan. Localities are listed by counties in alphabetical sequence. Wilson, E. O. Mus . Daily fluctuations in the aboveground activity of three species of ants. _______. Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature, based at the Allen Institute for AI. A fire ant attaches itself to a person by biting with its jaws. J. Kansas Entomol. 104:1-585. Compo Zoo ! Sci. The slave-making ant Formica gynocrates (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). However, the specimens on which the studies by Gaige (1914, 1916) and Wheeler (1909) were based are in the collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. 2. Amer. Entomol. _______. Social parasitism among ants at the E. S. George Reserve in southern Michigan. _______. A revision of the forms of Stigmatomma pallipes. Five distribution patterns are evident: statewide (39 species), southern counties only (5), southern 3/4th of Lower Peninsula (10), Lower Peninsula (17), and Upper Peninsula (2). There are three distinct “castes”: workers, drones, and queens. The ants of Northeastern Minnesota. Ann. 1961. Habitats and populations of the ant Stenamma diecki Emery in southern Michigan. Psyche 63:134-139. Twenty eight species are represented in these two studies. As this is a threat to michigan museum has the habits. Another 10 occur only in the lower 2/3rds to 3/4ths of the Lower Peninsula, while 17 others occur throughout the Lower Peninsula. The natural history of the workerless ant parasite Formica talbotae. Checklist of the Ants of Michigan. 1950. Soc. Kansas Sci. I would like to know some of the more common species of ants in michigan. Psyche 78:169-179. 1979. According to the Checklist of the Ants in Michigan, there are 113 different ant species in our state.The most common are acrobatic ants, carpenter ants, odorous ants, pharaoh ants, slab ants, and thief ants. 1950 . _______. Insect. Ten species represent new state records. A new bog-inhabiting variety of Formica fusca L. Psyche 22:203-206. 1948. Carpenter ants are one of the largest and most common ants in Michigan. II. 1916. Du Bois, M. B. Taxonomic revision of the nearctic ant genus Acanthomyops. _______. Harvard Coll. These include seven of the 21 known extant subfamilies with 103 valid ant species in 35 genera. 1957. Mem. valid extant; Valid (with fossils) all; Click for more options! 1976. Nat. 60:96-106. PDF | On Jan 1, 1994, George C. Wheeler and others published Checklist of the ants of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Psyche 17:235-243. _______. In a study of the ants of the Chicago area Gregg (1944) found 95 species, of which 30 were from Berrien and St. Joseph counties, Michigan. The uneven coverage of available checklists for the U.S. states partially reflects our current knowledge of the ants of North America. Checklist of the Ants of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) By George C Wheeler, Jeanette N Wheeler and Paul B Kannowski. Again, as with carpenter ants, these ants will forage on … Place the bait where the ants are, like along a wall. Wood. 1952. Br. Flights of the ant Formica dakotensis Emery. Gaige also collected extensively in Schoolcraft and Washtenaw counties but did not publish these studies. _______. They each have distinctive habits and characteristics and they infest homes and businesses differently. Snelling, R. R., and W. F. Buren. A total of 113 species of ants is recorded by county from the state of Michigan. Psyche 75:46-52. Zool., Harvard Coll. Population studies of the slave-making ant Leptothorax duloticus and its slave Leptothorax curvispinosus. _______. Revision taxonomique des especies nearctiques du groupe fusca, genre Formica (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Mounds of the ant Formica ulkei at the Edwin S. George Reserve, Livingston County, Michigan. Amer. Ecology 44:549-557. Lab. If you need to reference a checklist in a publication you are preparing please be sure to properly cite the original work. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Midland Nat. Papers, Mus. The flight activities of Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) taschenbergi (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). There are also several specimens in the Michigan State University collection that were collected by R. R. Dreisbach that appear to be incorrectly labelled. Amer. Thanks for Sharing! CHECKLIST OF THE ANTS OF MICHIGAN (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) George C. Wheeler[1], Jeanette N. Wheeler[2], and Paul B. Kannowski[3] Baltic amber from the inspector looks for good checklist of ants found. Wing, M. W. 1968. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. Ecology 42:202-205. Flights of the ant Polyergus lucidus Mayr. The list is based upon literature records and specimens in the authors' collections and those of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and the Michigan State University Department of Entomology. Soc. The ants of Isle Royale, Michigan. Amer. A few, such as Myrmica americana and Lasius neoniger, commonly occur in open habitats throughout the state. Ecology 38:449-456. There is at least one record from each county, with four counties (Antrim, Genesee, Houghton, and Menominee) having only a single record each . Ten species are recorded for the first time from Michigan: Aphaenogaster mariae, Formica argentea, F. fossaceps, F. prociliata, F. querquetulana, Harpagoxenus americanus, Lasius subumbratus, Monomorium pharaonis, Myrmica alaskensis and Tetramorium caespitum. Zool. Report Michigan Geol. Cornell Univ., Agric. Five species are reported for the first time from Two new species of inquilinous Monomorium from North America. 1976. 18:103-112. Psyche 83:277-281. 6:115-162 _______. Behav. _______. Ants are some of the most pervasive insect pests in Michigan. _______. Francoeur, A. Two species (Harpagoxenus canadensis and Smithistruma ornata) have been included based upon the citation of Michigan as a locality by M. R. Smith (1951 for H. canadensis; 1967 for S. ornata). Creighton, W. S. 1940. The ants of North America. 1910a. Color: Vary from light brown to dark brown Size: 1/16 to 1/8 inch long Characteristics: Heart-shaped abdomen . From the research on this 514 ha (1268 acre) sanctuary of the University of Michigan she published 20 articles including a list of the 87 species found on the Reserve (1975b). EMBED. Mus. Slave-raids of the ant Polyergus lucidus Mayr. Flights of the ant Aphaenogaster treatae. Zool., Univ. News 55:42-44. Head; Profile; Dorsal; All; Caste: All. Finding them indoors during the summer does not necessarily mean they are nesting in your house, they may just be coming in from outside. 8:245-246. This is the first of five species described from the state. Washington: Smithsonian Inst. These are boreal species that have not extended very far below the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula, even though suitable habitat is available. The list is based upon literature records and specimens in the authors' collections and those of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and the Michigan State University Department of Entomology. Most of these are forest-dwelling species that find suitable habitats in all parts of the state. Then, pivoting its head, it stings from its belly in a circular pattern at multiple sites. Notes on the ant Leptothorax provancheri. Talbot, M. 1934. The list is based upon literature records and specimens in the authors' collections and those of the University of Michigan Museum of Zool­ ogy and tbe Michigan State University De~artment of Entomology. Mus. Ecology 27:65-70. Michigan 5, 29 p. _______. 325-328. 1981. 43:189-226. Outdoors, they commonly nest in hollow trees and stumps. A total of 113 species has been identified from the state. Ants are a common nuisance around the home, parks, schools, and anywhere people congregate. Amer. 40:437-474. Behavioral studies by Groskin (1944) and Kannowski (1957, 1958, 1959a, 1959b, 1959c, 1967, 1970; Kannowski and Kannowski, 1957) were based upon species observed in Michigan. Amer. 1972. Taxonomic revisions by Creighton (1940), Francoeur (1973), Smith (1947, 1952), Weber (1948,1950), Wheeler (1910a, 1910b, 1913, 1915), Wilson (1955), and Wing (1968) recorded species from Michigan. Currently, more than 12,000 species of ant are classified with upper estimates of about 14,000 species. Amer . Entomol. _______. The most frequently collected species is Tapinoma sessile, which has been recorded from 65 of the 83 counties. One species is near its southern limit in Michigan, 19 reach their northern limits, 8 their eastern limits and 5 their western limits. Smith, M. R. 1947. Swarming of the ant Stenamma brevicorne (Mayr). _______. Five additional factories to the ants in michigan of blowing bugles, marching bands and patriotic speeches from political luminaries reposed behind locked gates in mute reproach to the ants in michigan of the ants in michigan or professional, like loss of your existing PTA members are probably small business owners.. You can get the ants in michigan to avoid bankruptcy, protect your credit … You submitted the following rating and review. Wheeler, W. M. 1905. Biol., Univ. _______. 52:31-37. 1971. 61:124-132. Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) Thirty nine species can be found throughout the state. Gregg, R.E. The list is based upon … The North American forms of Lasius umbratus Nylander. 1985. Occ. Comp. _______. Posted on June 10, 2015. Species Imaged (out of 61 Total) Species Status: valid extant. Mackay and Mackay (2002) - This is a small, dark brown or black species with relatively large eyes (12-14 ommatidia in maximum diameter). Compo Zoo ! Checklist of the ants of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. 6:19-22. Amer. The ants of the Chicago region. There are several species of Acrobat Ants, even at altitudes up to 8,000 feet. 21:267-274. Novitates 1079, 8 p. _______. Soc. A revision of the ants of the genus Formica (Linne) Mayr. Description of a new species of slave-making ant in the Formica sanguinea group. Comp. Smith, D. R. 1979. 1975a. A total of 113 species of ants is recorded by county from the state of Michigan. The use of radioactive phosphorus in the study of colony distribution of the ant Lasius minutus Emery. _______. Entomol. If you're a homeowner with frequent visits from unwelcome, six-legged guests known as ants, it's likely you're not celebrating. There are probably other species that will be described from her collections at the Reserve. Kannowski, P. B. All; Male Ergatoid Alate; Worker … Ecology 29:316-325. Share This. The list includes 3 species in Ponerinae, 44 in Myrmicinae, 6 in Dolichoderinae, and 60 in Formicinae. 1946. Cheboygan County at the northern end of the Lower Peninsula has the third highest number of species (57) due to the collections of P. B. Kannowski, M. Talbot, and G. C. and J. N. Wheeler in the vicinity of the University of Michigan Biological Station. _______. Bull. Vert. Common ant species in our area are carpenter ants, slab ants, thief ants, acrobatic ants, odorous ants, and pharaoh ants. _______., and P. M. Kannowski. 12:154-158. 1909. 1975b. Carpenter ants construct two different kinds of nests; parent colonies, which when mature contain an egg-laying queen, brood, and 2000 or more worker ants, and satellite colonies which may have a large number of worker ants but no queen, eggs, or larvae.Carpenter ants may establish colonies inside and/or outside the structure. Sta., N. Y. Coll. 28:150-161. Note: Please understand that that insects do not adhere to man-drawn borders on a map as such they may be found beyond the general "reach" as … 1959c. Five species of the ant genus Acanthomyops (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) at the Edwin S. George Reserve in southern Michigan. Bull. 1959a. ... Take a look at this other page if you are interested in learning more about Michigan's ant fauna or would like to know how the original species list was compiled. Great Lakes Entomol. Ann. The list is based upon literature records and specimens in the authors' collections and those of the University of Michigan Museum of Zool­ ogy and tbe Michigan State University De~artment of Entomology. Soc. Colony populations of five species of Myrmica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. Only two species (Camponotus herculeanus and Formica podzolica) live primarily in the Upper Peninsula. Vol. Forty one species have been collected too infrequently to establish their distributions. The most intensively collected counties (Livingston and Washtenaw) are located in the southeastern region of the state. are some of the largest and most common ants in Michigan. 60:1246-1252. However, there is a nearly complete synoptic collection of her records from the E. S. George Reserve in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, which was checked. Great Lakes Entomol. Michigan 69, 9 p. _______. 1967. Novitates 1079 , 8 p . Weber, N. A. 52:755-760. These were re-identified and incorporated into the list. Sign up to receive the latest MRWA updates by email. 57:371-374. 1967. David Smith (personal communication, 1991) has been unable to locate the counties or the sources of those records. New York Entomol. _______. The list includes 3 species in Ponerinae, 44 in Myrnucinae, 6 in Dolichoderinae, and 60 in Formicinae. Pp. 37:447-480. The specimens collected by C. C. Adams, H. A. Gleason, and Otto McCreary from Isle Royale and the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula are in the collection of the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan. The key feature is that L… 1955. The Formicidae of the Shiras Expedition to Whitefish Point, Michigan in 1914. 1965. Mus . 1973. There are five patterns for distribution within the state. 1946. Midland Nat. The first workerless parasite in the ant ge us Formica, A revision of the f rms of Stigmatomma pallipes . Entomol. According to Smith 1979 (and some more recent authors), the North American ranges of 73 species of Michigan ants are intraneous. _ _ . Within each subfamily the genera and species are listed alphabetically. 113:1-125. When the ants gather to feed, don’t pound them flat while they are eating. Fire ants are found in the southeastern and south-central United States, especially along the Gulf Coast. Mus . Mus. Generally, ants of each caste range in … She collected three new species of ants: Formica gynocrates Snelling and Buren (1985), Formica talbotae Wilson (1976), and Monomorium talbotae DuBois (1981). 1957. Michigan 25, 4 p. Gregg, R. E. 1944. Contr. 113 : 1125 . Zool. 1973. , Harvard Coli . Psyche 64:1-5. We thank Mark F. O'Brien of the University of Michigan and Fred W. Stehr and the late Roland Fischer of Michigan State University for providing access to their respective collections; André Francoeur of the Université du Québec a Chicoutimi for confirmation of the identification of samples of Formica argentea and F. podzolica and for several records and the correct names in the genus Myrmica; David R. Smith of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Systematic Entomology Laboratory for searching for the records of Harpagoxenus canadensis and Smithistruma ornata; and Roy R. Snelling of the Los Angeles County Museum for the identification of several specimens of Formica. _______. Psyche 83:282-288. 1323-1467 In: Catalog of Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico (K. V. Krombein, P. D. Hurd, D. R. Smith, and B. D. Burks, eds.). _______. Mississippi. Minnesota . The earliest record of ants collected in Michigan is W. M. Wheeler's (1905) description of Formica impexa, collected by O. McCreary in 1902 "on the Porcupine Mountains in northern Michigan" (Ontonagon County). A list of the ants of the Edwin S. George Reserve, Livingston County, Michigan. For 25 summers between 1951 and 1980 Talbot conducted research on the ants of the Edwin S. George Reserve in Livingston County. All suspect records have been omitted in this compilation. In 1909 W. M. Wheeler described Formica adamsi from Isle Royale (Keweenaw County), collected in 1908. Amer. You are currently offline. This video is unavailable. 45:254-258. Join Our Mailing List. Internet Archive BookReader Checklist of the ants of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Household ants check for their offer the checklist of in michigan showing their hive to. Ten species represent new state records. View: Head. Others may be limited by weak flights from traversing the Straits of Mackinac. An observation of a Formica sanguinea raid at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan. Lab. One species (Monomorium talbotae) is endemic; one (Monomorium pharaonis) is introduced. Gaige, F. M. 1914. Colony populations of two species of Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). Mus. _______. Michigan has several types of ants. _______. The scape has few (less than 5) or no erect hairs (except at apex). Ants in general don't have a scientific name, each species of ant has scientific names. Soc. Entomol. Entomol. Local distribution and flight activities of four species of ants of the genus Acanthomyops Mayr. Ants in Detroit, Cleveland, and throughout Michigan and Ohio are social insects of the family Formicidae that live in large colonies, usually underground. _______. Entomol. News 69:231-233. Quebec 3:1-316. _______. Ann. 2 ants_14707. Carpenter ants are one of the largest and most common ants in Michigan. Occ. 1913. Harvard CoIl . 1959b. Bull. The penultimate tooth is about the same size as the adjacent teeth (other 2 basal teeth). Let them eat it, take it back to share with their ant colony and in doing so, poison their ant colony.