GUSTAV L. MAYR (12 October 1830 in
Vienna – 14 July 1908 in Vienna)
was an Austrian entomologist and professor in
Budapest and Vienna. He
Hymenoptera , being particularly known for his studies
In 1868, he was the first to describe the
Argentine ant . He is
credited with naming the harvesting ant species, Aphaenogaster
treatae, for naturalist Mary Davis Treat in honor of her research on
* Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Königsberg: Koch, 1868.
* Feigeninsecten. Vienna: Hölder, 1885.
* Hymenopterologische Miscellen. Vienna: Hölder, 1902.
* Formiciden aus Ägypten und dem Sudan. (1903).
* Portrait Obits.
* ^ 1908. Obituary. Prof. Gustav Mayr. Entomological News 19:396
* ^ 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