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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Materials
Ants were collected at a variety of sites around Alberta. Large numbers were examined from areas associated with three ecological studies: the EMEND forestry project in the Peace River area of northwestern Alberta (http://www.emend.rr.ualberta.ca), Glasier’s studies of ants on central Albertan sand hills (summarized in Glasier 2012), and a study by Newton et al. (2011) on native fescue grassland from east-central Alberta. In addition, collections were examined at the Royal Alberta Museum, the University of Calgary Entomological Collection, and the E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum at the University of Alberta. Vouchers of each species collected will be deposited in the E. H. Strickland collection, and additional specimens have been retained in the personal collection of James Glasier.