Thursday, January 06, 2005

The big man speaks...

Wilson, E. O. 2005. Early ant plagues in the New World. Nature 433.
The identity and origin of the West Indian plague ants of the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries have long been a mystery. By reviewing historic accounts with an analysis of the present-day Caribbean ant fauna, I have narrowed the list of suspects to two species and their insect symbionts.

2 Comments:

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harumpf! I wish I could write down all my little one-page bits of myrmecological speculation and get them published in "Nature"!

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harumpf! I wish I could write down all my little one-page bits of myrmecological speculation and get them published in "Nature"!

 

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