Found this a few days ago. It looks bright as far as I am now and I hope it stays like that...
Evolution and systematics of the Aculeata and kin (Hymenoptera), with emphasis on the ants (Formicoidea:†@@@ idae fam. nov., Formicidae)
Brendon E Boudinot, Ziad Khouri, Adrian Richter, Zachary H Griebenow, Thomas van de Kamp, Vincent Perrichot, Phillip Barden
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Only the article without any supplements... 450 pages, online since 25/02/2022.
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.02.20.480183v1 and https://www.biorxiv.org/conten…2.02.20.480183v1.full.pdf
After a few times the head and ones the thorax, now the next part:
Lieberman, Z. E.; Billen, J. P. J.; van de Kamp, T.; Boudinot, B. E. 2022. The ant abdomen: The skeletomuscular and soft tissue anatomy of Amblyopone australis workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Morphology –:1–78.
Text, pdf and 2 supplements:
Text, pdf and supplement:Revision of the Malagasy Camponotus subgenus Myrmosaga (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) using qualitative and quantitative morphologyThe Camponotus subgenus Myrmosaga subgen. rev. from the Malagasy region is revised based on analysis of both qualitative morphological characters and…zookeys.pensoft.net
Salata, S.; Fisher, B. L. 2022. Taxonomic revision of the Pheidole megacephala species-group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Malagasy Region. PeerJ 10:30 pp. e13263.
Text, pdf, high quality pdf and 4 supplements:
Integrative taxonomy reveals cryptic diversity in North American Lasius ants, and an overlooked introduced species.
Sämi Schär, Gerard Talavera, Jignasha D. Rana, Xavier Espadaler, Stefan P. Cover, Steven O. Shattuck & Roger Vila.
Article, pdf and supplement:
Fiorentino, G.; Tocora, M.C.; Fernández, F. 2022. A new species of small myrmicine ant in the genus Eurhopalothrix Brown & Kempf, 1961 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Colombia. Revista Colombiana de Entomología 48 (1):6 pp. e11484. - This article contains a determination key
Text and pdf:
Lazzat Aibekova, Brendon E Boudinot, Rolf Georg Beutel, Adrian Richter, Roberto A Keller, Francisco Hita-Garcia, Evan P Economo.
Insect Systematics and Diversity, Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2022, 2.
Texf, Pdf and 3 supplements:Skeletomuscular System of the Mesosoma of Formica rufa Workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)Abstract. The mesosoma is the power core of the ant, containing critical structural and muscular elements for the movement of the head, legs, and metasoma. It hacademic.oup.com
Sebastian Salata, Lech Borowiec.
Text and pdf:
SHEELA SAROJ, ARNAB MANDI & ANIL KUMAR DUBEY
Pdf with determinationkey:
Dr. Seifert teilt eine Liste von (meist kleinen) Fehlern in seinem Buch “The Ants of Central and North Europe” von 2018. Er empfiehlt die Weitergabe. Wer also das Buch besitzt, sollte die Änderungen hineinschreiben, oder ausdrucken und in das Buch legen. - Darf gerne auch in andere Foren übernommen werden; es geht ja alle Ameisenfreunde an!QuoteCorrections to Seifert B 2018: The Ants of Central and North Europe. – lutra Verlags- und Vertriebsgesellschaft, Tauer, 408 pp.Display More
In the fourth year after the publication of my ant book, it is time to announce a number of corrections. I refer only to issues which result in wrong information but do not report, within a text of one and a half million characters, on minor misspellings, where the error is obvious. Findings of research made after July 2018 resulting in change or modification of knowledge are also not reported here except for the Plagiolepis pyrenaica issue.
p. 43, Figs. 61-63
A botanist told me that the shown plant is not Vicia sepium but belongs to Vicia angustifolia aggr. There are several Vicia species with extrafloral nectaries visited by ants in the reference area.
pp. 17, 65, 68, 74, 122, 123, 251, 253, 254
I was forced to give up the intention to describe the western sibling species of Plagiolepis taurica Santschi 1920 as a new species Plagiolepis "OCCIDENTALIS". Virtually the last of some ten type specimens checked by numeric character evaluation made it clear that there is an available name for this species: Plagiolepis pyrenaica Emery 1921. Many thanks to Maria Tavano from MCSN Genova who finally enabled a loan of these types from Corona-stricken Italy.
p. 67, column "TH"
Occurrence of Hypoponera ergatandria in Thüringen is highly probable but so far not confirmed by examined voucher specimens. Change "1" to "x".
There was a sign confused in the discriminant function for separation of Leptothorax gredleri and L. muscorum. Thanks to Herbert Wagner from Graz who directed my attention to this error. The correct function has to be:
42.642*CW + 38.314*SL - 133.942*PoOc - 10.664.
A sign was confused in the discriminant function for separation of the Lasius emarginatus complex from other Lasius. Again, I give my thanks to Herbert Wagner for reporting this mistake. The correct function has to be:
24.63*SL + 51.992*dCLAN - 55.46*PoOc -7.557*CW - 6.521.
p. 160, left column
"(c) incomplete range overlap (in Siberia and in southern Scandinavia only lonae; in France, N Spain, Ukrainian and Russian steppes only sabuleti)"
"(c) incomplete range overlap (in Siberia only lonae; in France, N Spain, Ukrainian steppes and Caucasus only sabuleti)"
Replace "Temnothorax Forel 1890" by "Temnothorax Mayr 1861"
p. 204, left column
"Distincly xerothermophilous, mainly arboricolous but locally in open limstone areas with much scree also on ground". Delete " but locally in open limstone areas with much scree also on ground".
p. 204, right column
Delete "in hot open limestone areas also between limestone plates."
Both errors on p. 204 are due to intentional misinformation coming from the treacherous master student Alexander Prosche who published a series of deceptive information in different entomological journals. For each "finding" he presented me a correctly determined "voucher specimen" stolen either from the ant collection in SMN Görlitz or collected by himself in a remote site. For details see: Seifert, B. & Sonnenburg, H. (2020): Kommentare zu den Ameisenaufsammlungen von Alexander Prosche. – Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 63/3 :80-83.
p. 282, right column, fourth line from below, after "Baden-Württemberg":
p. 345, left column, 18th line from below, change to
"...alates do not need much feeding..."
Ward, P. S.; Blaimer, B. B. 2022. Taxonomy in the phylogenomic era: species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships among North American ants of the Crematogaster scutellaris group (Formicidae: Hymenoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 194:893-937.
Revision and determination key:
https://academic.oup.com/zooli…/3/893/6544817?login=true with pdf and 5 supplemental files.
Ward, P. S. 2022. The ant genus Tetraponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Afrotropical region: taxonomic review and key to species. Zootaxa 5102:1-70.
A review and new species of Gerontoformica (fossils.):
Brendon E Boudinot, Adrian Richter, Julian Katzke, Júlio C M Chaul, Roberto A Keller, Evan P Economo, Rolf Georg Beutel, Shûhei Yamamoto.
https://academic.oup.com/zooli…oolinnean/zlab097/6523228 with 6 supplements.
With a determination key (part!):
High resolution mapping in Southern France reveals that distributions of supercolonial and monodomous species in the Tapinoma nigerrimum complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are related to sensitivity to urbanization.
Centanni, J., Kaufmann, B., Blatrix, R., Blight, O., Dumet, A., Jay-Robert, P. & Vergnes, A.
Pdf and 2 supplements:
All articles with text, pdf and suppl. material:
Philip S Ward, Michael G Branstetter.
Jill T Oberski.
UCE Phylogenomics Resolves Major Relationships Among Ectaheteromorph Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ectatomminae, Heteroponerinae): A New Classification For the Subfamilies and the Description of a New Genus.
G P Camacho, W Franco, M G Branstetter, M R Pie, J T Longino ...
Priscila Elena Hanisch, Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo, Ted R Schultz.
Michael G Branstetter, John T Longino.
Abstract and pdf: https://www.osmia-journal-hymenoptera.com/osmia-9-9.html
Nicole Rasoamanana, Brian L. Fisher.
Article, Pdf and supplement: https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/71872/
Bernhard Seifert and Roland Schultz.
Pdf (not the magazine, has to be published soon!): http://antcat.org/documents/81…coptoformica_revision.pdf
Brendon E. Boudinot, Marek L. Borowiec, Matthew M. Prebus.
XIA LIU, ZHENGHUI XU & FRANCISCO HITA GARCIA.
Abstract and pdf: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/doi/10.20362/am.014007.html
And 4 publications, 1 from Belgium, 1 from Deutschland, 1 from England and 1 from U.S.A.
Billen, J. P. J. (editor.), 1992, “Biology and evolution of social insects.” Leuven, Leuven University Press, ix + 390 pp.
Eder, J., Rembold, H. (editors.), 1987, “Chemistry and biology of social insects.” München, Verlag J. Peperny, xxxv + 757 pp.
Howse, P. E., Clement, J.-L. (editors.), 1981, “Biosystematics of social insects.” Systematics Association Special Volume No. 19. London, Academic Press, 346 pp.
Lofgren, C. S., Vander Meer, R. K. (editors.), 1986, “Fire ants and leaf-cutting ants. Biology and management.” Boulder, Westview Press, xv + 435 pp.
P.S. I have all of them except Forel 1921-1948!
Passera, L., 1984, “L'Organisation Sociale des Fourmis.” Toulouse, Editions Privat, 360 pp.
Wilson, E. O., 1975, “Sociobiology. The new synthesis.” Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 697 pp.
E. O. Wilson died. Sad news indeed...
Amanda Martins Dias, John Edwin Lattke.
Article and pdf-link: https://europeanjournaloftaxon…php/ejt/article/view/1603
“Emery’s Rule” in its strict and its loose version.
In 1909, the entomologist/taxonomist Carlo Emery made an important generalization and noted that social parasites among insects and their hosts share common ancestry and hence tend to be parasites of species or genera to which they are closely related. Over time, this pattern has been recognized in many additional cases, and generalized to what is now known as “Emery's rule”. The pattern is best known for various taxa of Hymenoptera. The significance and general relevance of this pattern are still a matter of some debate, as a great many exceptions exist, though a common explanation for the phenomenon when it occurs is that the parasites may have started as facultative parasites within the host species itself (such forms of intraspecific parasitism are well-known.), but later became reproductively isolated and split off from the ancestral species, a form of sympatric speciation.
In the “strict version” of Emery’s rule, social parasitic species are their host’s closest relatives (a sister taxon to its host in a phylogenetic sense.), and likely evolved from their host’s lineage by sympatric speciation, or through a combination of allopatric and subsequent sympatric speciation. In the “loose version” of Emery’s rule, social parasites are close relatives of their host, but not sister species. Although few host-parasite pairs have been subjected to molecular phylogenetic analysis, studies to date support at least the loose version of Emery’s rule.
The “Kutter-Wilson Paradox”.
There are only about 230 known parasitic species of ants among the 12,500 or so described ant species. Despite their rarity, they are common in a few subfamilies like the Myrmicinae and the Formicinae, and common in temperate ants but rare in tropical ants. Why is there such a strong bias in both the taxonomic and ecological distributions of social parasites and their hosts, the “Kutter-Wilson Paradox”? The selective forces and ecological conditions that favour social parasitism continue to be researched and discussed. Factors like cooler temperatures and polygyny (i.e., colonies with multiple queens.) are important considerations, but cannot explain the evolution of social parasitism in all cases.
The “Inquiline Syndrome”.
Wilson, E. O. [“The insect societies”, 1971, p. 374] and Hölldobler, B. K. and Wilson, E. O. [“The ants”, 1990, p. 467] defined the “Inquiline Syndrome” and listed 41 characters of morphological, behavioural and life history traits that evolved convergently in inquiline social parasites (a 19 points of special interesses-list.). Not all those inquilines have all the characters but they have most of them. The ants of the genus Teleutomyrmex display 36 characters of the list.
Emery, C., 1909e, “Über den Ursprung der dulotischen, parasitischen und myrmekophilen Ameisen.” Biologisches Centralblatt, vol. 29, p. 352-362.
A new host and observations about copulation and adoption in Tetramorium-Strongylognathus nests.
Purkart, A., Wagner, H.CPurkart, A., Wagner, H.C., Goffová, K., Selnekovič, D., Holecová, M. 2021. Laboratory observations on Anergates atratulus (Schenck, 1852): mating behaviour, incorporation into host colonies, and competition with Strongylognathus testaceus (Schenck, 1852). Biologia.,