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In the following we list the reports of and comments on Myrmecol. News contributions in the media we are aware of; the links have been extracted from the world wide web. Possibly, we have missed some media coverage, and we should be very grateful for hints of any additional media clippings . Please simply send us an email, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to advise us of additional links.


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>  Schibany, A., Berger, M., Dachs, B., Ecker, B., Egeln, J., Gassler, H., Gottschalk, S., Leitner, K.-H., Müller, B., Rammer, C., Reiner, C., Streicher, G., Zahradnik, G. 2013: Austrian Research and Technology Report, retrieved on 1 August 2013.

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>  Anonymous. 2009: Neueste Nachrichten von der Ameise, retrieved on 1 January 2010.
>  Anonymous. 2010: Myrmecological News zählt zur Weltklasse. – Universum März 2010: 69.
>  Strnadl, S. 2009: Neueste Nachrichten von der Ameise. – Der Standard, 2 December 2009, retrieved on 2 December 2009.

Baer, B. 2010: The copulation biology of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 14: 55-68.
>  Anonymous. 2010: Zwei m.E. wichtige neue Arbeiten sind in den Myrmecological News erschienen, retrieved on 1 August 2010.

Bernasconi, C., Cherix, D., Seifert, B. & Pamilo, P. 2010: Molecular taxonomy of the Formica rufa group (red wood ants) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a new cryptic species in the Swiss Alps? – Myrmecological News 14: 37-47.
>  Anonymous. 2010: Eine neue Art von Hügel bauenden Waldameisen aus den Schweizer Alpen?, retrieved on 1 July 2010.

Bezdecka, P. & Bezdecková, K. 2009: First record of Pyramica baudueri (Emery, 1875) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Bulgaria. – Myrmecological News 13: 1-2.
>  Anonymous. 2009: Pyramica baudueri, retrieved on 18 October 2009.

Boer, P. 2008: Observations of summit disease in Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 11: 63-66.
>  Buschinger, A. 2008: Die “Wipfelkrankheit” bei Formica rufa, retrieved on 28 December 2008.

Buczkowski, G. & Krushelnycky, P. 2012: The odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), as a new temperate-origin invader. – Myrmecological News 16: 61-66.
> Anonymous. 2011: Pesky ants found in Hawaii demonstrate invasive characteristics, retrieved on 2 November 2011.
> Anonymous. 2011: Stink ants invade Maui, establish megacolonies, retrieved on 1 December 2011.
> Bishop, A. 2011: Invasive coconut-smelling ants reach Hawaii, retrieved on 1 December 2011.
> Eagar, H. 2011: Discovery of new ant may signal wave of expansion, retrieved on 1 December 2011.
> Tucker, D. 2011: Odorous house ants now in Hawaii, retrieved on 2 November 2011.
> Viegas, J. 2011: Invasive, fragrant ants crash Hawaii, retrieved on 1 December 2011.
> Vieru, T. 2011: Odorous house ants make their way to Hawaii, retrieved on 1 December 2011.
> Wallheimer, B. 2011: Pesky ants found in Hawaii demonstrate invasive characteristics, retrieved on 2 November 2011.
> Wallheimer, B. 2011: Invasive ants march on Hawaii, retrieved on 1 December 2011.
> Wild, A.L. 2011: Are we pre-selecting for new global pest ants?, retrieved on 1 March 2012.

Cammaerts, M.-C., Rachidi, Z., Beke, S. & Essaadi, Y. 2012: Use of olfactory and visual cues for orientation by the ant Myrmica ruginodis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 16: 45-55.
>  Anonymous. 2012: Small-scale maze navigation in Myrmica species, retrieved on 1 March 2012.

Csõsz, S. 2012: Nematode infection as significant source of unjustified taxonomic descriptions in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 17: 27-31.
> Anonymous . 2012: Nematoden "machen" neue Ameisenarten ;-), retrieved on 3 September 2012.
> Buschinger, A. 2012: Fadenwürmer "machen" neue sozialparasitische Ameisenarten, retrieved on 1 May 2012.
> Wild, A.L. 2012: Ants with belly worms fool taxonomists, retrieved on 1 May 2012.

Del Toro, I., Ribbons, R.R. & Pelini, S.L. 2012: The little things that run the world revisited: a review of ant-mediated ecosystem services and disservices (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 17: 133-146.
>  Solar, R. 2013: “The little things that run the world”, retrieved on 1 July 2013.

Fellner, T., Borovsky, V. & Fiedler, K. 2009: First records of the dacetine ant species Pyramica argiola (Emery, 1869) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Austria. – Myrmecological News 12: 167-169.
>  Anonymous. 2009: Pyramica argiola, retrieved on 4 May 2009.
>  Anonymous. 2009: Research from Corvinus University has provided new data on science, retrieved on 1 January 2010.
>  Borovsky, V. 2009: Erstfund v. Pyramica argiola in Österreich, retrieved on 1 June 2009.

General, D.E.M. 2015: Aretidris, a new genus of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from the mountains of Luzon Island, Philippines. – Myrmecological News 21: 131-136.
Cruz, F.A. & Colona, L. 2015: Two new ant species discovered from Luzon Island mountains, retrieved on 29 October 2015.

Glaser, F., Lush, M.J. & Seifert, B. 2011: Rediscovered after 140 years at two localities: Myrmica myrmicoxena FOREL, 1895 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). - Myrmecological News 14 107-111.
> Buschinger, A. 2010: Myrmica myrmicoxena, retrieved on 26 February 2013..

Guillem, R. & Bensusan, K. 2008: Technomyrmex vexatus (Santschi, 1919) from Gibraltar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a new ant species for Europe and genus for Iberia. – Myrmecological News 11: 21-23.
>  Anonymous. 2008: New ant for Europe found in Gibraltar by GONHS team, retrieved on 28 December 2008.

Heinze, J. 2008: The demise of the standard ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 11: 9-20.
>  Buschinger, A. 2008: Myrmecological News online early, retrieved on 28 December 2008.
>  Wild, A. 2008: The demise of the standard ant, retrieved on 28 December 2008.

Kenne, M., Feneron, R., Djieto-Lordon, C., Malherbe, M.-C., Tindo, M., Ngnegueu, P.R. & Dejean, A. 2009: Nesting and foraging habits in the arboreal ant Atopomyrmex mocquerysi André, 1889 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). – Myrmecological News 12: 109-115.
>  Wild, A. 2009: Ant News Roundup 2/24/09, retrieved on 1 March 2008.

Kronauer, D.J.C. 2008: Recent advances in army ant biology (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 12: 51-65.
>  Wild, A. 2008: How should we talk about army ants?, retrieved on 28 December 2008.

Lanan, M. 2014: Spatiotemporal resource distribution and foraging strategies of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 20: 53-70.
>  McGlynn, T. 2014: Ant foraging diversity: a simple and elegant explanation, retrieved on 3 November 2014.

Lorite, P. & Palomeque, T. 2010: Karyotype evolution in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of the known ant chromosome numbers. – Myrmecological News 13: 89-102.
>  Anonymous. 2010: Evolución de los cromosomas en las hormigas, retrieved on 1 April 2010.

Mehdiabadi, N.J. & Schultz, T.R. 2009: Natural history and phylogeny of the fungus-farming ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 13: 37-55.
>  Anonymous. 2009: Blattschneider und Pilzzüchter, retrieved on 28 November 2009.

Nagy, C., Tartally, A., Vilisics, F., Merkl, O., Szita, E., Szél, G., Podlussány, A., Rédei, D., Csosz, S., Pozsgai, G., Orosz, A., Szövényi, G. & Markó, V. 2009: Effects of the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus Van Loon, Boomsma & Andrásfalvy, 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on arthropod assemblages: pattern analyses in the type supercolony. –  Myrmecological News 12: 171-181.
>  Anonymous . 2009: Research from Corvinus University has provided new data on science, retrieved on 1 January 2010.

Perrichot, V. 2014: A new species of the Cretaceous ant Zigrasimecia based on the worker caste reveals placement of the genus in the Sphecomyrminae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 19: 165-169.
> Wild, A.L. 2014: The jaws of Zigrasimecia, retrieved on 11 February 2014.

Ryder Wilkie, K.T, Mertl, A.L. & Traniello, J.F.A. 2009: Diversity of ground-dwelling ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in primary and secondary forests in Amazonian Ecuador. – Myrmecological News 12: 139-147.
>  Anonymous . 2009: Studies from Boston University in the area of science described, retrieved on 1 January 2010.

Schmidt, F.A., Feitosa, R.M., De Moraes Rezende, F. & Silva De Jesus, R. 2013: News on the enigmatic ant genus Anillidris (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae: Leptomyrmecini). – Myrmecological News 19: 25-30.
> Solar, R. 2013: New record of a rather enigmatic ant questions [again] what “rare” means for ants, retrieved on 1 July 2013.

Seifert, B. 2012: Clarifying naming and identification of the outdoor species of the ant genus Tapinoma Förster, 1850 (Hymenopters: Formicidae) in Europe north of the Mediterreanean region with description of a new species. – Myrmecological News 16, 139-147.
> Buschinger, A. 2012: Tapinoma subboreale, retrieved on 26 February 2013.

Seifert, B. 2016: The supercolonial European wood ant Formica paralugubris Seifert, 1996 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) introduced to Canada and its predicted role in Nearctic forests. – Myrmecological News 22: 11-20.
> Jördens, J. 2015: Invasive superkoloniale Ameise: Schädling oder halb so schlimm?, retrieved on 29 October 2015.

Seifert, B., Ritz, M. & Csosz, S. 2013: Application of Exploratory Data Analyses opens a new perspective in morphology-based alpha-taxonomy of eusocial organisms. – Myrmecological News 19: 1-15.
> Anonymous 2013: Die Vermessung der Ameise, retrieved on 1 July 2013.

Seifert, B. & Schultz, R. 2009: A taxonomic revision of the Formica rufibarbis Fabricius, 1793 group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 12: 255-272. 
>  Anonymous. 2009: Namensänderung Formica lusatica zu Formica clara. – <>, retrieved on 18 October 2009.
>  Anonymous. 2009: Formica clara, retrieved on 18 October 2009.

Stüben, M. & Linsenmair, K.E. 2008: Advances in insect preparation: bleaching, clearing and relaxing ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 12: 15-21.
>  Anonymous. 2008: Ameisen durchsichtig gemacht, retrieved on 28 December 2008.
>  Anonymous. 2008: Bleichmethode macht Ameisenpanzer transparent, retrieved on 28 December 2008.
>  Anonymous. 2008: Ameisen durchsichtig gemacht, retrieved on 28 December 2008.
>  Anonymous. 2008: Ameisen durchsichtig gemacht, retrieved on 31 March 2009.
>  Anonymous. 2009: Ameisen durchsichtig gemacht, retrieved on 1 February 2010.
>  Emmerich, R. 2008: Ameisen durchsichtig gemacht, retrieved on 28 December 2008.
>  JTU. 2008: Durchsichtige Ameisen, retrieved on 28 December 2008. 
>  Konetschny, C. 2008: Ameisen durchsichtig gemacht, retrieved on 30 January 2009. 
>  Maurice. 2008: Ameisen durchsichtig gemacht, retrieved on 28 December 2008.

Tschinkel, W.R. 2010: Back to basics: sociometry and sociogenesis of ant societies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 14: 49-54. 
>  Anonymous. 2010: Zwei m.E. wichtige neue Arbeiten sind in den Myrmecological News erschienen, retrieved on 1 August 2010. 

Tschinkel, W.R. 2013: A method for using ice to construct subterranean ant nests (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and other soil cavities. – Myrmecological News 18: 99-102.

>  Wild, A. 2013: Thaw yourself a custom ant nest, in the field, retrieved on 26 February 2013. 

Van der Have, T.M., Pedersen, J.S. & Boomsma, J.J. 2011: Mating, hybridisation and introgression in Lasius ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 15 109-115.

>  Buschinger, A. 2011: Weiteres zur natürlichen Hybridisierung, retrieved on 26 February 2013.

Von Beeren, C., Mair, M.M. & Witte, V. 2014: Discovery of a second mushroom harvesting ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Malayan tropical rainforests. – Myrmecological News 20: 37-42.
> Anonymous 2014: Science update related to ANTs & other hymenoptera, retrieved on 31 March 2014.

Wetterer, J.K. 2008: Worldwide spread of the ghost ant, Tapinoma melanocephalum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 12: 23-33. 
>  Wild, A. 2008: Worldwide distribution of the ghost ant, retrieved on 28 December 2008.

Wetterer, J.K. 2009: Worldwide spread of the destroyer ant, Monomorium destructor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 12: 97-108.
>  Buschinger, A. 2009: Monomorium destructor, retrieved on 1 March 2008. 

Wittman, S.E. 2014: Impacts of invasive ants on native ant communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News 19: 111-123.
> Buschinger, A. 2014: Wittman: Auswirkungen invasiver Ameisen... In "Myrmecological News" online erschienen (10. Jan. 2014), retrieved on 31 March 2014.