Tuesday, 1 August 2006: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Ambassador (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Posters and Exhibits Group A. - continued
Presenters are required to be at their posters from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. during the evening session.
Ant diversity along an altitudinal gradient in the Cordillera de la Costa, northern Venezuela (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Edith R. Rodriguez, John E. Lattke
Nest architecture and disease susceptibility: the influence of social behavior and nest microclimate on the survival of the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis (Hagen)
Marielle A. Postava-Davignon, Rebeca B. Rosengaus
Can the presence of bacterial endosymbionts explain the abundance of arboreal ants?
Sascha Stoll, Heike Feldhaar
Microgynous queens in the ant Manica rubida: social parasites or dispersal morphs?
Alain Lenoir, Séverine Devers, Philippe Marchand, Christine Errard, Christophe Bressac, Riitta Savolainen
Genetic variation of Apis andreniformis in Thailand
Atsalek Rattanawannee, Chanpen Chanchao, Siriwat Wongsiri
Differential expression of HR38 in the mushroom bodies of the honeybee brain depending on the caste and division of labor
Yurika Yamazaki, Kenichi Shirai, Rajib Kumar Paul, Tomoko Fujiyuki, Akiko Wakamoto, Hideaki Takeuchi, Takeo Kubo
Misleading phylogenies: Hybridization in obligate plant-ants of the genus Crematogaster (Decacrema)
Heike Feldhaar, Brigitte Fiala, Juergen Gadau
Have fungus-gardening ants coevolved with their cultivar?
Jon N. Seal
Social discrimination tuning in ants
Christine ERRARD, Abraham Hefetz, Pierre Jaisson
Size alone does not account for differences in metabolic rate between Africanized and European honey bees
Dina L. Grayson, Jennifer H. Fewell, Jon F. Harrison
Stridulation in the context of digging behaviour in leaf-cutting ants
Steffen Pielström, Flavio Roces
Paternity Skew in Polyandrous Vespula Wasps
Jennifer L. Kovacs, Eric A. Hoffman, Michael A. D. Goodisman
Phylogenetic relationships among the genera of Caenohalictini Michener, 1954 (Halictidae, Halictinae)
Beatriz W. T. Coelho
Four hexamerin genes from the honey bee Apis mellifera: sequence, and expression during development and under different physiological conditions
Marcia MG Bitondi, Adriana M Nascimento, Adriana D Cunha, Juliana R Martins, Francis M Nunes, Karina R Guidugli, Zila LP Simões
Phylogeny, Evolution and Colony Composition of the Primitive Damp-wood Termites (Termopsinae, Termopsidae, Isoptera) in Asia and North America
Tadao Matsumoto, Toru Miura, Shigeyuki KOSHIKAWA, Richard CORNETTE, Kiyoto Maekawa, Osamu Kitade, Timothy G. Myles
Are hydrocarbons or mandibular gland secretions the source for nestmate recognition in Camponotus (abdominalis) atriceps? (Hymenoptera: Formicinae)
Hernández J.V, D. Rodríguez, Z. Tárano, Falko P. Drijfhout, E.D Morgan
Development and function of worker castes in the ants Pheidole spadonia and Pheidole obtusospinosa: Dimorphic versus Trimorphic worker systems
Ming Hua Huang
Bacteroid Mediated Mobilization of Nitrogen Reserves in Incipient Colonies of Mastotermes: Uric Acid Decreases in Castes Responsible for Brood Care
Christine A. Nalepa, Nathan Lo, Michael Lenz
Cellular correlates of life expectancy in the honey bee, Apis mellifera L
Kristen Ward, Olav Rueppell
Native bees versus Apis mellifera L., an exotic species in Brazil (Hymenoptera, Apidae)
Luiz Carlos Minussi, Isabel ALVES-DOS-SANTOS
“The porcupine” - A new method of continuous temperature measurement in a honey bee comb
Matthias Becher, Robin F. A. Moritz
Colony structure in Australian populations of the Weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina
Ellen A. Schlüns, Ross H. Crozier
Cellular vs. humoral immunity in the Caribbean termite Nasutitermes acajutlae: the role of environmental conditions on immunocompetence
Claire A. Fuller, Marielle Postava-Davignon, Rebeca B. Rosengaus
Nestmate recognition of two sympatric species of Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Japan
Yoko Takematsu, Kohei Kambara, Takaaki Fujita
Prevalence and phylogeny of Kakugo virus identified from aggressive worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) under various colony conditions
Tomoko Fujiyuki, Seii Ohka, Hideaki Takeuchi, Masato Ono, Akio Nomoto, Takeo Kubo
Major role for minor workers on Atta trails
Sophie E. F. Evison, Duncan E. Jackson, Francis L.W. Ratnieks, Adam Hart
Monitoring beehive mass using balances linked to dataloggers
William G. Meikle, Niels Holst, Guy Mercadier
Analysis of Apis mellifera mitochondrial DNA variation in Thailand
Tipwan Suppasat, Deborah R. Smith, Sureerat Deowanish, Siriwat Wongsiri
Temperature dependent foraging in Pogonomyrmex occidentalis: colony foraging duration and individual worker activity
David Lubertazzi, Blaine J. Cole, Diane C. Wiernasz
Relating behavioral attributes of aggregating, solitary bees to those of social bees
Theresa L. Pitts-Singer, Christelle Guédot, Cory A. Vorel
Development of Species-Specific Markers for Identification of Trigona laeviceps in Thailand Based on SNP of Anonymous Nuclear DNA and Cyt b
Sirikul Thummajitsakul, Siriporn Sittipraneed, Sirawut Klinbunga
Disparity between soldiers from nests of Nasutitermes, in the locality of Parupa, Gran Sabana - Venezuela
Carmen Andara, Solange Issa, Roberto Cipriani
Wolbachia in the invasive European paper wasp Polistes dominulus
Julie K. Stahlhut, Aviva E. Liebert, Philip T. Starks, Leonardo Dapporto, John Jaenike
Thermoregulatory brood transport in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
Clint A. Penick, Walter R. Tschinkel
Floral preferences of the bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Bombus Latreille) or how the agri-environmental measures can be used to sustain the threatened species of pollinators
Michael Terzo, Stéphanie Iserbyt, Denis Michez, Pierre Rasmont
Population Genetics of Zootermopsis Nevadensis I: Population and Breeding Structure and Colony Composition
Benjamin T. Aldrich, Srini Kambhampati
Breaking into the fortress, the egg recognition barrier
Stephen J. Martin, Falko P. Drijfhout
Mating behavior of large workers and males in the Japanese queenless ant, Pristomyrmex pungens
Sachiyo Sanada-Morimura
Use of antibiotics on the fungus-growing ant mutualism
Hermógenes Fernández-Marín, William T. Wcislo, Jacobus Boomsma
Understanding “washboarding” behavior in the honey bee
Katie Bohrer, Jeffery S. Pettis
Pre-hibernation mating and male longevity of a solitary bee, Ceratina flavipes (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Midori Kidokoro, Noriko Azuma, Seigo Higashi
Olfactory perception of hydrocarbons in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.)
Wolfgang H. Kirchner, Pia Aumeier
Escape behavior in a parasitoid wasp: cues and a possible evolutionary origin of social cooperation
Leif D. Deyrup, Robert W. Matthews
Comparative Stinger Morphology and Sociality in the Vespidae
Christopher K. Starr, Mario Bissessarsingh
Exploring how microorganisms complement nutritional requirements of leaf-cutting ants
Adrián A. Pinto-Tomás, Cameron R. Currie
Generic Diversity of Ants in the Philippines
David M. General, Gary D. Alpert
Foraging Behaviour of Honey Bees Apis Florea, Apis Cerana Indica and Apis Dorsata in Western Ghats (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu) Southern India
Kadarkarai Murugan
Which cuticular hydrocarbons are important as recognition cues in ants?
Fernando J. Guerrieri, Volker Nehring, C. Giovanni Galizia, Patrizia D'Ettorre
Morphometric comparisons of Reticulitermes species found in woodlands and urban environments of Missouri
Olga P. Pinzon, Richard M. Houseman
A preliminary analysis of the North American socially parasitic Lasius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae: Lasiini), formerly Acanthomyops
Joseph M. Raczkowski
Experience and environment override genetic influences on colony-mate recognition in a polydomous ant
Ellen Van Wilgenburg, Mark A. Elgar
Thelytokous parthenogenesis in Apis mellifera queens
Tadaharu Yoshida, Jun-ichi Takahashi
Diversity of Cuticular Chemical Profiles of Fungus-Growing Ants
Hannah Reynolds, Alain Lenoir, Cameron R. Currie
Status of the French Quarter Formosan Subterranean Termite Management Program After Hurricane Katrina
Alan Morgan, Dennis Ring, Alan R. Lax, Frank S. Guillot
"Genetic variation and susceptibility to fungal infection in the Neotropical termite Nasutitermes corniger (Termitidae:Nasutitermitinae)”
Solange Issa, Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Lynn Atkinson
Population Genetics of Zootermopsis Nevadensis II: Analysis of a Hybrid Zone
Srini Kambhampati, Benjamin T. Aldrich
Costs and benefits of cooperative colony founding in Australian Acacia thrips
Jeremy M. Bono, Bernard J. Crespi
Effects of harvesting treatments on ant assemblages in a Mississippi River bottomland hardwood forest in west-central Mississippi
Lynne C. Thompson, David M. General
Nesting ecology and the evolution of specialization in the soldier caste of Cephalotes ants
Scott Powell
Development of colonies in Cubitermes subcrenulatus (Silvestri)
Sun Heat Han Sr.
Age-dependent changes in intestinal microflora of honeybee
Remi Kasahara, Jun Nakamura, Yoshikazu Koizumi, Ayako Mitsui, Masami Sasaki
Comparative study of male accessory gland size in the harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex
Rick P. Overson, Juergen Gadau, Bert Hoelldobler
Vertical distribution pattern of ants in a Bornean tropical rainforest
Phylogeographic analysis of the ant Myrmica rubra and its inquiline social parasite
Jenni Leppänen, Riitta Savolainen, Kari Vepsäläinen
No looking back: ubiquity of social behaviour in allodapine bees since the Eocene
Luke B. Chenoweth, Michael P. Schwarz
The short neuropeptide F-like receptor from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Patricia V. Pietrantonio, Mei-Er Chen
Differentiation of new reproductives in dampwood termite colonies (Zootermopsis nevadensis): their origin and implications for the evolution of eusociality
Philip M. JOHNS, Barbara L. Thorne, Nancy L. Breisch
Bolton's Catalogue of the Ants of the World
Gary D. Alpert, Philip S. Ward, Barry Bolton, Piotr Naskrecki
Phylogeography of red wood ants (Formica rufa group) in Europe
Christian Bernasconi Sr., Daniel Cherix, Pekka Pamilo
Evaluation of semen quality of drone semen (Apis mellifera L)
Cecilia I. Andere, María A. Palacio, María Catena, Edgardo M. Rodriguez, Enrique Bedascarrabure, Anita M. Collins
The No-Nest hypothesis describes a decentralized social structure for subterranean termites from the genus Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Brian T. Forschler
Midden site preferences of the European red ant Myrmica rubra L
Carrie E. Graham, Eleanor Groden, Frank A. Drummond
A new method for testing wood preferences of dry-wood termite
Yuliati Indrayani, Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Yoshiyuki Yanase, Yuji Imamura
Functional organization and genetic structuration of nests in patch in the ant Ectatomma tuberculatum
Léa Zinck, Riviane R. Hora, Claudie Doums, Pierre Jaisson
Taxonomic status of the genus Probolomyrmex: new information from the males (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Masashi Yoshimura, Kazuo Ogata
Oxytetracycline-Resistance in the Honey Bee Pathogen Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae is Encoded on a Novel Mobilizable Plasmid
Dan Murray, Katherine Aronstein
Behavioral avoidance of cold or falling temperatures in two subterranean termites
Xing Ping Hu, Dunlun Song
Leaf-litter Ants as Surrogates in Establishing Conservation Assessments
Sze Huei Yek, Ross H. Crozier, Simon KA Robson, Stephen Williams, Christopher Burwell
Biogeography of the Ant Genus Stenamma
Michael G. Branstetter
Viral infection of Apis mellifera: Where in the honey bee brain is DWV expressed?
Courtney Hill, Marie Pizzorno, Elizabeth Capaldi
Energy Gas Production from Wood Biomasses by Termites
Seima Kawaguchi, Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Hideki Aoyagi, Arata Hayashi, Yuji Imamura, Masahiro Miura, Yoshiyuki Yanase, Yoshihisa Fujii, Shogo Okumura, Kengo Suzuki
Evolution and ecology of species coexistence in an ant-plant interaction
Gabriel Debout, Doug W. Yu
A molecular exploration of the ant genus Myrmica (Formicidae: Myrmicinae)
Gunther Jansen, Riitta Savolainen, Kari Vepsäläinen
Tactile recognition against entomopathogenic fungi of the termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki
Aya Yanagawa, Fumio Yokohari, Kazuhiro Iiyama, Chisa Aoki, Susumu Shimizu
Identification of host termite species by LAMP method using endo-ß-1,4-glucanase genes of hindgut protozoa
Shuji Itakura, Akio Enoki
Foraging Strategy of Messor (Forel) seed-eating ants in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem
Chris Georgiadis, Anastasios Legakis
Phylogeny and host shifts in the fungus-growing attine ant genus Apterostigma
Stephanie M. Johnson, Sean G. Brady, Ted R. Schultz
Area-Wide Management of the Formosan Subterranean Termite in New Orleans' French Quarter
Frank S. Guillot, Dennis R. Ring, Alan R. Lax
Ant community sensitivity to declining temperature associated with advancing seral stage in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada
Robert J. Higgins, B. Staffan Lindgren, Duncan A. McColl
The socially parasitic ant of Myrmica rubra: a microgynous queen morph or a species in statu nascendi?
Kari Vepsäläinen, Riitta Savolainen, Jon R. Ebsen, Jacobus J. Boomsma
The relationship between the surface roughness and damage by attack of subterranean termites and dry-wood termites
Yoko Okahisa, Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Yuko Fujiwara, Yoshihisa Fujii, Yuji Imamura
A subgeneric classification of the genus Crematogaster in Asia
Shingo Hosoishi, Kazuo Ogata
The relationship between termite feeding behavior and doses of gamma-irradiation to wood
noriaki Katsumata, tsuyoshi yoshimura, kunio tsunoda, yuji imamura
Recovery of ant diversity in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil
Jochen H. Bihn, Manfred Verhaagh, Martin Brändle, Roland Brandl
Types in German ant collections: digital documentation for modern taxonomy
Manfred Verhaagh, Christiana Klingenberg
Antbase.Org - an Ant Taxonomy Knowledge System
Donat Agosti, Norman F. Johnson, Roberto A. Keller
Biology, ecology and control of the Turkestan termite Anacanthotermes turkestanicus, infesting structures of historical importance in Uzbekistan
A. S. Khamraev, L. I. Lebedeva, I. I. Abdullaev, T. I. Zhuginisov, A. K. Raina
Ants as Ecological Indicators in a Mediterranean Agroecosystem
Cristina Castracani, Alessandra Mori
Observations on predation of the trap-jawed ant, Odontomachus brunneus, by Formica archboldi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Adrian A. Smith, Joshua R. King
Ant diversity of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Leeanne E. Alonso
Tropical subterranean biodiversity; A new method for studying an undersampled ant fauna
Kari T. Ryder Wilkie, Amy L. Mertl, James F.A. Traniello
Nutrient quality of elaiosomes, and not a chemical trigger, stimulates seed dispersal by ants
Veronika E. Mayer, Silvester M. Ölzant, Renate C. Fischer
Spatial and temporal nest distribution in Myrmica ant community, hosting Maculinea alcon – preliminary results
Jan Hrcek, Milan Janda, Zdenka Krenova
Diversity of soil ants in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico: land use effects mediated by the amount of forested area
Patricia Rojas, Antonio Angeles, José Amador, Lizbeth Hernández
Islands in the sky: the ant fauna of epiphytic Bird's nest ferns (Asplenium nidus complex) in lowland rain forest, Sabah, Malaysia
Tom Fayle, William Foster, Paul Eggleton, Arthur Chung, Martin Ellwood, Edgar Turner
Leaf litter ant diversity pattern in Guyana
Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo, John S. LaPolla, Ted Suman, Ted R. Schultz
Ant communities in longleaf pine forest sites with and without the fungus-growing ant, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Jonathan P. Howell, Deborah A. Waller
The ant fauna of a longleaf pine forest in southeastern Virgina that is transitional between southern and northern pine barrens
Deborah A. Waller
Note on the social bugs of Benin, West Africa
Tchibozo Sévérin, Nicolas Kaminski
Asexuality in the fungus-growing ant Mycocepurus smithii: evidences for population differences in levels of parthenogenesis
Christian Rabeling
The social bugs of Benin, West Africa
M. Sévérin Tchibozo, Nicolas Kaminski
The Spatial and Seasonal Natural History of the Ant Dolichoderus mariae Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a Florida Longleaf-Pine Forest
Kristina O. Laskis
Colony and forager spatial patterns of Formica exsecta species group ants in forested wetlands
Sylvio G. Codella
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