Ant Publications, Reports, and Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Brown, R.L. 1976.  Behavioral observations on Aethalion reticulatum (Hem., Aethalionidae) and associated ants.  Insectes Sociaux 23: 99-108.

Hickling, R. and R. L. Brown.  2000.  Analysis of acoustic communication by ants. Journ. Acoustical Soc. Amer. 108: 1920-1929.

Hickling, R. and R. L. Brown.  2001.  Response to "Ants are deaf."  Journ. Acoustical Soc. Amer. 109: 3083.

Vogt, J.T., Reed, J. T. and Brown, R. L. 2004.  Temporal foraging activity of selected ant species in northern Mississippi during summer months.  J. Entomol. Sci. 39:  444-452.

Hill, J. G. and R. L. Brown. 2005. The first record of the genus Polyergus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mississippi [Abstract]. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 50: 120. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A.  2005.  A Collection of Poecilocrypticus formicophilus Gebien (Coleoptera:  Tenebrionidae) from a mound of the imported fire ant hybrid, Solenopsis invicta X richteri (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) in Mississippi, USA. Entomological News 116: 367-368. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. A. Forster.  2005.  A preliminary list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Alabama.  Entomological News 116: 61-74. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2005.  An annotated list of the Pyramica (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae:  Dacetini) of Mississippi.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society.  78: 285–289. [pdf]

Hill, J. G. 2006. Field observations of Pheidole pilifera (Roger) and Paratrechina arenivaga (Wheeler) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a Black Belt Prairie remnant in Mississippi. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 51: 183-186. [pdf]

Hill, J. G. 2006. First report of the exotic ant, Pheidole obscurithorax Naves (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), attacking a hatchling chicken. Journal of Entomological Science 41: 397-398. [pdf]

Hill, J. G. and B. V. Brown. 2006. New records of the rarely collected ant-decapitating fly Apocephalus tenuipes Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae). Southeastern Naturalist 5: 367-368. [pdf]

Hill, J. G. 2006. Environmental Variables Affecting Ant Community Composition in Mississippi's Black Belt Prairie and Flatwoods Regions. Masters Thesis, Mississippi State University. 72 pp. [pdf]

Hill, J. G., R. L. Brown, and J. A. MacGown. 2006. Environmental Variables Affecting Ant (Formicidae) Community Composition in Mississippi’s Black Belt Prairie and Flatwoods Regions [Abstract].  Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 51: 56. [pdf]

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2006. Control of Argentine Ants and Odorous House Ants in the Home.  Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication no. 2407. 7 pp. [pdf]

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2006.  Rover Ants. Mississippi Pest Control Association Newsletter. 2 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2006. Hickory Nuts used as nesting sites by ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae). Marginalia Insecta 1: 1. (12 October 2006). [full text] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2006. A collection of Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus Bruch (Staphylinidae:  Paederinae) from a nest of Solenopsis invicta X richteri (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) in Mississippi. Marginalia Insecta 1: 3 (October 13, 2006). [full text] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2006. The Eastern ant cricket, Myrmecophilus pergandei Bruner (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae), reported from Mississippi, U.S.A. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 51: 180-182. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2006. Carpenter Ants (Camponotus) of Mississippi [Abstract]. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 51: 115. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and  R. L. Brown.  2006. Survey of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Tombigbee National Forest in Mississippi.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society.  79: 325-340. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and  R. L. Brown. 2006. Observations on high diversity of native ant species coexisting with imported fire ants at a microspatial scale in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 5: 573-586. [pdf] [web version at BioOne]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. J. Jones. 2007. Ants in Mississippi State Parks [Abstract]. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 52: 153. [pdf]

Hill, J. G. 2007. Observations of Neivamyrmex fallax Borgmier and Solenopsis xyloni McCook (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Marginalia Insecta 2: 1 (3 April, 2007). [full text] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2007. Rediscovery of the Florida harvester ant in mainland Mississippi. Mississippi Native Plants and Environmental Education Newsletter 25 (2): 1 & 4. [pdf]

Trager, J. C., J. A. MacGown and M. D. Trager. 2007. Revision of the Nearctic endemic Formica pallidefulva group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). In: Snelling, R. R., P. S. Ward, and B. L. Fisher (editors), Advances in ant systematics. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 610-636. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, J. G. Hill, and B. Layton. 2007. Carpenter Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Camponotus) of Mississippi. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 1158: 28 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J.G. Hill, and M. A. Deyrup. 2007. Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an emerging pest species in the southeastern United States. Florida Entomologist 90: 457-464. [pdf]

Hill, J. G., K. S. Summerville, and R. L. Brown.  2008.  Habitat association of ants in a heterogeneous Mississippi landscape.  Env. Ent. 37: 453-463. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, L. C. Majure, J. L. Seltzer. 2008. Rediscovery of Pogonomyrmex badius (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in mainland Mississippi, with an analysis of associated seeds and vegetation (online: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume1/Vol1_1_html_files/vol1-1_004.html). Midsouth Entomologist 1 (1): 17-28. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2009. Tapinoma melanocephalum (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), a new exotic ant in Mississippi.  Mississippi Academy of Sciences 54: 172-174.  [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. Deyrup. 2009. Ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) of the Little Ohoopee Dunes, Georgia.  Journal of Entomological Science 44: 193-197.

MacGown, J. A. 2009. The Asian needle ant, Pachycondyla chinensis Emery (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), reported from Alabama (online: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume2/Vol2_2_html_files/vol2-2_003.html).  Midsouth Entomologist 2 (2) 88-89. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and B. Layton.  2010. The invasive Rasberry crazy ant, Nylanderia sp. near pubens (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), reported from Mississippi (available online at: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume3/Vol3_1_html_files/vol3_1_008.htm).  Midsouth Entomologist Vol 3: 1:  44-47. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2010. Invasive and other exotic ants in Mississippi. Program and Abstracts of the 56th Annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association, October 27–28, 2009. Midsouth Entomologist Vol. 3: 1: 63-64. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown.  2010.  Native and exotic ant in Mississippi state parks.  Proceedings:  Imported Fire Ant Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-26, 2008:  74-80.  [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown.  2010. Dispersal of the exotic Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) in the United States.  Proceedings:  Imported Fire Ant Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-26, 2008:  80-86.  [pdf]

Hill, J. G. and R. L. Brown. 2010. The ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) fauna of Black Belt Prairie remnants in Alabama and Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 9: 73-84. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2010. Two new exotic pest ants, Pseudomyrmex gracilis and Monomorium floricola (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected in Mississippi (available online at: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume3/Vol3_2_html_files/Vol3_2_007.html). Midsouth Entomologist 3 (2): 106-109. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2010.  Camponotus planatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an exotic carpenter ant found in Mississippi.  Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 55: 187-188. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2010. A new species of Pyramica Roger (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) from Mississippi, U.S.A. Florida Entomologist. 93: 571-576. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. K. Wetterer. 2011. Geographic Spread of Gnamptogenys triangularis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ectatomminae).  Psyche, vol. 2012, Article ID 571430, 4 pages. [available online at: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/psyche/2012/571430/] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. Skvarla. 2011. New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for Arkansas with a synopsis of previous records. Midsouth Entomologist 4 (2): 29-38. [available online at: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume4/Vol4_2_html_files/Vol4_2_001.html] [pdf]

Chen, X., J. A. MacGown, B. J. Adams, K. A. Parys, R. M. Strecker, and L. Hooper-Bui. 2012. First Record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States. Psyche. vol. 2012, Article ID 850893, 7 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/850893 [pdf]

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2012.  Hairy crazy ants on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Mississippi Pest Control Association Newletter.

Hill, J. G. 2012. The Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Fauna of Cedar Glades and Barrens of the Central Basin of Tennessee. In Program and Abstracts of the 56th annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association, October 24–25, 2011 (eds. C. Peterson and K. Edwards). Midsouth Entomologist 5 (1): 20 [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. K. Wetterer. 2012. Geographic spread of Pyramica hexamera (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae:  Dacetini) in the southeastern US. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews.  5: 3-14.

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, T. L. Schiefer, and R. L. Brown.  2012. Ant diversity and habitat associations at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 1197. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2012. First record of the tramp ant Cardiocondyla obscurior (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) for Mississippi.  Midsouth Entomologist 5 (1): 9-10. [Available online at:http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume5/Vol5_1_html_files/Vol5_1_003.html] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and B. Layton. 2012. Spread of the invasive hairy crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the United States. In Program and Abstracts of the 56th annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association, October 24–25, 2011 (eds. C. Peterson and K. Edwards). Midsouth Entomologist 5 (1): 19. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and R. L. Brown.  2012. Specialized setae and spongiform lobes in Strumigenys and Pyramica Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 2012 Imported Fire Ant Conference Proceedings.  72-77.

MacGown, J. A., J. K. Wetterer, and J. G. Hill. 2012.  Geographic spread of Strumigenys silvestrii (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini). Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 5: 1-10, published online, DOI:10.1163/18749836-05031051.

Booher, D., J. A. MacGown, and R. M. Duffield. 2013. Colony structure and spatial partitioning of cavity dwelling ant species in nuts of eastern US forest floors. Midsouth Entomologist, Abstracts of the 59th Annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association, October 22-23, 2012, pp 95-96. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. K. Wetterer. 2013. Distribution and biological notes of Strumigenys margaritae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini).  Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 6: 247-255.

MacGown, J. A., H. Richter, and R. L. Brown. 2013. Notes and new distributional records of invasive ants in the southeastern United States. Midsouth Entomologist 6(2):104-120.

Sánchez-Peña, S. R. and J. A. MacGown. 2013. Corrected identification of a cold-foraging ant, Nylanderia sp. 1, in Saltillo, Mexico. Southwestern Entomologist 38: 667-682.

MacGown, J. A., B. Boudinot, M. Deyrup, and D. M. Sorger.  2014. A review of the Nearctic Odontomachus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) with a treatment of the males.  Zootaxa 3802 (4): 515–552.

REPORTS

MacGown, J. A. and R. L. Brown. 2004. A survey of the Ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) of the Tombigbee National Forest, Tombigbee Unit, Mississippi: Report #2004-01. A report submitted to the Tombigbee National Forest. 22 pp. [pdf]

Hill, J. G. and J. A. MacGown. 2008. Survey of Grasshoppers and Ants from the Big Hammock, Ohoopee Dunes, and Fall Line Sandhills Natural Areas. Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, R. L. Brown, and T. L. Schiefer. 2009. Ant diversity at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Oktibehha, Noxubee, and Winston Counties, Mississippi: Report #2009-01. A report submitted to the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. 30 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2010. Annotated list of ants of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:  Report #2010-1.  10 pp.  

PRESENTATIONS

Vogt, J. T., J. T., Reed, J. A. MacGown.  2003.  Temporal Foraging Activity of Selected Ant Species in Northern Mississippi. Poster Presentation. Southeast Branch of the Entomological Society of America.  Spring 2003. (Poster)

Forster J. A, Williams M. L, MacGown J. A. 2004. The Ant Fauna of Alabama. Ent Soc Amer. National meeting Salt Lake City, UT. (presentation)

Hill, J.G. 2004. The Ant Fauna of the Black Belt Prairie and Flatwoods Regions of Mississippi. Mississippi Entomological Association annual meeting. (presentation)

Hill, J. G., R. L. Brown, and J. A. MacGown. 2005. Environmental Variables Affecting Ant (Formicidae) Community Composition in Mississippi’s Black Belt Prairie and Flatwoods Regions. Poster-presented to: Mississippi Entomological Society, 3-4 Nov. 2005; Entomological Society of America, 15-18 Dec. 2005; Mississippi Academy of Science, 22-24 February 2006; and Association of Southeastern Biologists, 29 March-1 April 2006. [power point poster]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2005. Carpenter Ants (Camponotus) of Mississippi. Poster-presented to: Mississippi Entomological Society, 3-4 Nov. 2005; Entomological Society of America, 15-18 Dec. 2005; and Mississippi Academy of Science, 22-24 February 2006. [power point poster]

Hill, J. G. 2006. Ants and environmental variables that affect their community composition. Presentation to the Biology Department of Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. 6 April 2006.

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. J. Jones. 2006. Ants in Mississippi State Parks.  Poster Presentation, Mississippi Entomological Society, 25-27 Oct. 2006. [power point poster]

Hill, J. G., K. S. Summerville, R. L. Brown, and J. A. MacGown. 2007.  The assembly of ant communities in a heterogeneous  landscape in Mississippi.  Poster Presentation, Fire Ant Conference, Gainesville, FL, 23-26 April 2007. [power point poster]

Hill, J. G. and R. L. Brown.  2007.  The Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Fauna of Black Belt Prairie Remnants in Mississippi and Alabama.  Mississippi Entomological Society 24-26 Oct. 2007. [power point poster]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2007.  Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), an emerging pest species introduced into the southeastern United States. Mississippi Entomological Society 24-26 Oct. 2007. [power point poster]

Brown, R. L. and J. A. MacGown. 2007.  Specialized setae and spongiform lobes in Strumigenys and Pyramica ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae).  Entomological Society of America national meeting, San Diego, CA, 9-12 Dec. 2007. [power point poster]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2008.  Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), an emerging pest species introduced into the southeastern United States. Mississippi Academy of Sciences 20-22 Feb. 2008.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown. 2008. Dispersal of the exotic Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), in the United States.  Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Ant Conference 28-30 March 2008.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown. 2008. Native and exotic ants in Mississippi state parks.  Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Ant Conference Proceedings 28-30 March 2008.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, T. L. Schiefer, and R. L. Brown. 2008. Ant diversity and habitat associations at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. Mississippi Entomological Association, Mississippi State University, MS,  28-29 Oct. 2008.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. Deyrup. 2008. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Little Ohoopee River Dunes, Emanuel County Georgia. Mississippi Entomological Association, Mississippi State University, MS 28-29 Oct. 2008. (poster)

Hill, J.G., J. A. Barone, and L. McInnis. 2011. Evaluation of Restoration Techniques in Black Belt Prairies of Mississippi. Grasslands in a Global Context Symposium. Kansas State University/Konza Prairie LTER. September 12‑14 2011. (Poster)

Barone, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2011. Metacommunity Structure of Blackland Prairie Communities in Mississippi and Alabama. Grasslands in a Global Context Symposium. Kansas State University/Konza Prairie LTER. September
12‑14 2011. (Poster)

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2009. Invasive and other exotic ants in Mississippi. Annual Imported Fire Ant Conference, 6-9 April 2009, Oklahoma City, OK.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2009.  Invasive and other exotic ants in Mississippi. Mississippi Entomological Association Meeting, 27-28 October 2009, Mississippi State, MS.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A. and B. Layton. 2011. Spread of the Invasive Hairy Crazy Ant, Nylanderia pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in the United States. Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Meeting, 24-25 October 2011.  [poster]

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2011. Possible Control Options for Hairy Crazy Ants, Nylanderia pubens. Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Meeting, 24-25 October 2011.  [presentation]

MacGown, J. A. 2011.  Invasive ants of the southeastern United States. Invasive Species Planning Meeting, Mississippi State University, 7 April 2011. [presentation]

Layton, M. B. and J. A. MacGown. 2011.  Indoor pest ants of Mississippi.  Mississippi Pest Control Association Meeting, Mississippi State University, 19-20 Jan. 2011.  [presentation]

Booher, D., J. A. MacGown, and R. M. Duffield. 2012. Colony frequency and spatial partitioning of cavity dwelling ant species in nuts of eastern US forest floors. Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Meeting, Mississippi State University, MS, 22-23 Oct. 2012 (poster). 

Booher, D., J. A. MacGown, and R. M. Duffield. 2012. Colony structure and spatial partitioning of cavity dwelling ant species in nuts of eastern US forest floors. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 11-14 Nov. 2012 (poster). 

MacGown, J.A., and R. L. Brown. 2012.  Specialized setae and spongiform lobes in Strumigenys and Pyramica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annual Fire Ant Conference, Nashville, TN, 16-18 April 2012 (poster).

MacGown, J.A., and M. Deyrup.
2013.  Identification of Odontomachus species in the southeastern United States. Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, 3-6 March 2013 (poster).