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Encyclopedia of Social Insects

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  • Explores the biology and systematics of social insects

  • Serves as an illustrated treatise on a key scientific area

  • Covers adjacent topics like subsocial insects and arachnids

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Table of contents (314 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. A

    1. Acorn Ants

      Pages 1-1
    2. Acropyga

      • John S. LaPolla
      Pages 1-3
    3. African Honey Bees

      • Christian Walter Werner Pirk
      Pages 11-14
    4. Aging in Social Insects

      • Jürgen Heinze, Judith Korb, Boris Kramer
      Pages 14-22
    5. Allodapine Bees

      • Michael P. Schwarz, Simon M. Tierney
      Pages 22-27
    6. Allomones in Social Insects

      • Abdullahi A. Yusuf
      Pages 27-29
    7. Altruism

      Pages 29-29
    8. Ambrosia Beetle

      Pages 29-29
    9. Aneuretus simoni

      • R. K. Sriyani Dias
      Pages 29-35
    10. Ant Gardens

      • Bruno Corbara
      Pages 35-38
    11. Ant Mimics

      Pages 38-38
    12. Ant Mosaics

      • Nico Blüthgen
      Pages 39-41
    13. Ant Plants: Macaranga

      • Heike Feldhaar, Brigitte Fiala
      Pages 41-45
    14. Ant-Hemiptera Associations

      • Elizabeth G. Pringle
      Pages 45-48
    15. Anthorrhiza

      Pages 49-49
    16. Ant-Like Spiders

      Pages 49-49

About this book

A comprehensive, multi-author treatise on the social insects of the world, with some auxiliary attention to such adjacent topics as subsocial insects and social arachnids. The work is to serve as a very convenient, yet authoritative reference work on the biology and systematics of social insects of the world.  

This is a project of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), the worldwide organizing body for the scientific study of social insects.  

Keywords

  • Social insects
  • Bees
  • Ants
  • Honeybees
  • Wasps
  • Spiders
  • Termites
  • Pollination and agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Model invertebrates

Editors and Affiliations

  • Caura Village, Trinidad & Tobago

    Christopher K. Starr

About the editor

Christopher K. Starr was born in Canada in 1949, but has spent the bulk of his adult life in the tropics of Asia and the New World. He was introduced to insects one day in 1954 by his grandmother, who happened to ask "Christopher, would thee like to go bug collecting?" What they found that day so amazed him that it grew into a lifetime in entomology. As an undergraduate in 1972, he reached the conviction that social insects are the most interesting feature of the known universe, a view from which he has not wavered. His main area of expertise is social wasps, but has been his pleasure alongside these to contribute original findings to our knowledge of social bees, ants, termites and solitary wasps.  After living and working in various countries, he moved to Trinidad & Tobago in 1991, where he retired as Professor of Entomology at the University of the West Indies in 2014.  As a friend of biodiversity and an adversary of the cold, he has every intention of remaining in this neotropical continental island.

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Hardcover Book
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