Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Alberta: A key to species
based primarily on the worker caste
CJAI 22 July 4, 2013
doi:10.3752/cjai.2013.22

James R.N. Glasier1, John H. Acorn2, Scott E. Nielsen2, and Heather Proctor3

1 Corresponding author: Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H1 jglasier@ualberta.ca
2 Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H1 john.acorn@ales.ualberta.ca, scott.nielsen@ales.ualberta.ca
3 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9 hproctor@ualberta.ca

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Abstract
         We present an overview of the known ant fauna of Alberta, Canada, which consists of 94 species and subspecies in 16 genera and three subfamilies. Two potentially new species were identified in the genus Myrmica, while the rest of the fauna is represented by previously recognized taxa. We provide an illustrated HTML-based dichotomous key to species of ants in Alberta based mostly on morphological characters of the worker class. When keyed to a species, a hyperlink to its species profile on www.antweb.org is provided for photographic and locality comparison.

Lasius pallitarsis - Photo by Heather Proctor