Mackay, William P. Books
William Mackay is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas, El Paso. He received his PhD in Population Biology from the University of California at Riverside.2002 0-7734-6884-6
This work includes keys, illustrations, descriptions and distribution maps of all of the ant species found in New Mexico, a total of 227 species and subspecies, with a listing of another 66 that probably occur in the state. It is designed to allow nearly any biologist to determine the identity of ants, written with a minimum of jargon.
The New World species of the ant genus Pachycondyla
are revised. Species complexes are defined for the New World species. Identification keys, descriptions and distribution maps, together with notes on the habitats and biology of the species are included. Covers 92 species: 30 new to science and 5 new status classifications. Key for the identification of species is in English, Spanish and Portuguese
The New World species of the thief ant genus Solenopsis
is revised. Thief ants are among the most common ants in nearly all terrestrial habitats. In this book a new scheme of well-defined species complexes is outlined, doing away with the ambiguities of previous schemes. Well-illustrated keys, in Spanish and English offer recognition of slightly over 80 species, all diagnosed, described, and illustrated, including gynes and males when possible.