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Rettenmeyer publications


Monographs and contributions to books:

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1961 Arthropods associated with Neotropical army ants with a review of the behavior of theses ants (Arthropoda; Formicaidae : Dorylinae). Doc. Diss., Univ. Kansas. xv + 604 p., 19 pI. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1968. Pattern recognition and recruitment dances of honey bees. In Stokes, A.W. (ed.) Animal behavior in laboratory and field, p. 29-34, Freeman, San Francisco.

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1973. Adaptive coloration. In Tipton, V.J. (ed.), Syllabus: Introductory Entomology, p. 351-375, Brigham Young Univ. Press, Provo, Utah (with 72 transparencies).

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1975. How to avoid being eaten: Adaptations of tropical insects for survival. Beckham Instruments, Fullerton, Calif. 22 p., 80 Transparencies.

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1981. The educational program and field stations of the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica. Unpublished, 35 p. typescript, cassette tape, and 159 transparencies distributed by the Organization for Tropical Studies, duke University.

Chadab-Crepet, R., and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1982. Comparative behavior of Social wasps when attacked by army ants or other predators and parasites. In Breed, M.D., et al. (ed.), the biology of social insects, p. 270-274, Proc. 9thCongr. IUSI, Boulder, Colorado, August, 1982. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1983. Eciton burchelli and other army ants (hormiga arriera, army ants), p. 716-718 In Janzen, D.H. (ed.), Costa Rican natural history. Univ.Chicago Press, xi + 816p. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1983. Checklist of army ants (Arrieras) (Formicidae: Ecitoninae), p 650 In Janzen D.H. (ed.), Costa Rican natural history. Univ. Chicago Press, xi + 816 p.

Rettenmeyer, C.W. , R. Chadab-Crepet, M.G. Nauman, and L. Morales. 1983. Comparative foraging by neotropical army ants. Proc. Internat. Symp., Social Insects in the Tropics, vol 2, p. 59-73. Google scholar


Journal articles:

Hartman, C.G. (assisted by P. & P. Hartman and C. Rettenmeyer). 1944. Note on the habits of Osmia georgica Cresson as ascertained by the glass-tube method. Psyche: The Journal of Entomology 51: 162–165.

Michener, C.D., E.A. Cross, H.V. Daly, C.W. Rettenmeyer and A. Wille. 1955. Additional techniques for studying the behavior of wild bees. Insects Sociaux 2: 237–246. Google scholar

Michener, C.D., and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1956. The ethology of Andrena erythronii with comparative data on other species (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 37(2): 645–684. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1961. Unusual host-seeking behavior by flies found over swarm raids of Neotropical army ants. Proc. North Central Branch, Entomol. Soc. Amer. 16: 15–16.

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1961. Observations on the biology and taxonomy of flies found over swarm raids of army ants. (Diptera: Tachinidae; Conopidae). Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 42: 993–1066. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1962. The diversity of Arthropods found with Neotropical army ants and observations on the behavior of representative species. Proc. North Central Branch, Etomol. Soc. Amer. 17: 14–15. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1962. Behavior, abundance and host specificity of mites found on Neotropical army ants (Acarina. Formicidae: Dorylinae). Verh. XI Int. Entomol. Kong., Wien, 1960. 5: 610–612, pI. xvii. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1962. Notes on host specificity and behavior of myrmecophilous macrochlid mites. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 35: 358-360. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1962. The behavior of millipedes found with Neotropical army ants. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 35: 377–384. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1963. Behavioral studies of army ants. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull 44: 281–465. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1963. The behavior of Thysanura found with army ants. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 56: 170–174. Google scholar

Elzinga, RJ., and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1966. A Neotype and new species of Planodiscus (Acarina: Uropodina) found on doryline ants. Acarologia 8: 191–198. Google scholar

Spangler, H.G., and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1966. The function of the ammochaetae or psammophores of harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex spp. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 39: 739–745. Google scholar

Akre, R. D. & C. W. Rettenmeywer. 1967. Behavior of Staphylinidae associated with army ants (Formicidae: Ecitonini). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 39: 745–782. Google scholar

Halgren, L.A., and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1967. An insect flight chamber. J. Econ. Entomol. 60: 1165–1167.

Watkins, J. F. II, and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1968. Effects of army ant queens on longevity of their workers (Formicidae: Dorylinae). Psyche 74: 228–233.

Akre, R.D., and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1968. Trail-following by guests of army ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ecitonini). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 41: 165–174. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. and R.D. Akre. 1968 Ectosymbiosis between phorid flies army ants. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 61: 1317–1326. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C.W. 1970. Insect mimicry. Ann. Rev. Entomol. 15: 43–74. Google scholar

Elzinga, R.J., and C.W. Rettenmeyer. 1974. Seven new species of Circocylliba (Acarina: Uropodina) found on army ants. Acarologia 16: 595–611. Google scholar

Chadab, R, and C. W. Rettenmeyer. 1975. Mass recruitment in army ants. Science 188: 1124–1125.

Rettenmeyer, C. W., and H. Topoff, and J. Mirenda. 1978. Queen retinues of army ants. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 71: 519–528. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C. W., and 1. F. Watkins II. 1978. Polygyny and monogyny in army ants. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 51: 581–591. Google scholar

Baldridge, R. S., C. W. Rettenmeyer and J. F. Watkins II. 1980. Seasonal, nocturnal and diurnal flight periodicities of Neartic army ant males (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 53: 189–204. Google scholar

Chadab, R, and C. W. Rettenmeyer. 1981. Observation on swarm emigrations and dragging behavior by social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Psyche (1979) 86: 347–352. Google scholar

Garling, L., and C. W. Rettenmeyer. 1981. Las preferencias de Atta cephalotes (Formicidae: Hymenoptera) por diferentes plantas: Las bases y los efectos en el crecimiento del hongo, base de su alimentacion. Mem. II CongoNac. Zool., Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1978, 1: 73–79.

Fowler, Harold G., P. Vanderschaff, and C. W. Rettenmeyer. 1985. Collection of entire colonies of carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) (Formicidae: Hymenoptera) from logs. J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 1176–1178. Google scholar

Berghoff, S. M., E. Wurst, E. Ebermann, A. B. Sendova–Franks, C. W. Rettenmeyer & N. Franks. 2009. Symbionts of societies that fission: mites as guests or parasites of army ants. Ecological Entomology 34: 684—695. Google scholar

Rettenmeyer, C. W., M. E. Rettenmeyer, J. Joseph & S. M. Berghoff. 2011. The largest animal association centered on one species: the army ant Eciton burchellii and its more than 300 associates. Insectes Sociaux 58: 281—292. Google scholar

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