Biology:Outline of ants

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ants:

Antssocial insects with geniculate (elbowed) antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist. Ants are of the family Formicidae and evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago, diversifying after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified.


Essence of ants

Biological classification

Kinds of ants

Ant

Subfamilies

Extant subfamilies
Fossil subfamilies

General myrmecology concepts

Myrmecologists

  • Murray S. Blum (1929- )
  • Barry Bolton
  • Horace Donisthorpe (1870 - 1951)
  • Auguste Forel (1848 - 1931)
  • William Gould (1715 – 1799)
  • Bert Hölldobler (1936 - )
  • Thomas C. Jerdon (1811 - 1872)
  • Sir John Lubbock (the 1st Lord and Baron Avebury) (1834–1913)
  • Derek Wragge Morley (1920 - 1969)
  • Frederick Smith (1805 - 1879)
  • John Obadiah Westwood (1805 - 1893)
  • William Morton Wheeler (1865-1937)
  • E.O. Wilson (1929 -)

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