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Gustav L. Mayr (12 October 1830 in Vienna – 14 July 1908 in Vienna) was an Austrian entomologist and professor in Budapest
Budapest
and Vienna. He specialised in Hymenoptera, being particularly known for his studies of Formicidae.[1] In 1868, he was the first to describe the Argentine ant.[2] He is credited with naming the harvesting ant species, Aphaenogaster treatae, for naturalist Mary Davis Treat in honor of her research on the species.[3] Works[edit]

Formicidae
Formicidae
[der Novara-Expedition]. Vienna
Vienna
1865. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Königsberg: Koch, 1868. Feigeninsecten. Vienna: Hölder, 1885. Hymenopterologische Miscellen. Vienna: Hölder, 1902. Formiciden aus Ägypten und dem Sudan. (1903).

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Portrait Obits.

^ 1908. Obituary. Prof. Gustav Mayr. Entomological News 19:396 Bibliography ^ Managing Linepithema Humile (Mayr), the Argentine Ant, in South Carolina by Brittany Russ Ellis ^ Early American Nature Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia edited by Daniel Patterson, Roger Thompson, J. Scott Bryson

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Works by or about Gustav Mayr
Gustav Mayr
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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 103423786 ISNI: 0000 0000 8286 2894 GND: 140121676 SUDOC: 057513082 BNF: cb13201106h (data)

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