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GUSTAV L. MAYR (12 October 1830 in Vienna
Vienna
– 14 July 1908 in Vienna) was an Austrian entomologist and professor in Budapest
Budapest
and Vienna. He specialised in Hymenoptera
Hymenoptera
, being particularly known for his studies of Formicidae
Formicidae
.

In 1868, he was the first to describe the Argentine ant
Argentine ant
. He is credited with naming the harvesting ant species, Aphaenogaster treatae, for naturalist Mary Davis Treat in honor of her research on the species.

WORKS

* Formicidae
Formicidae
. 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).

REFERENCES

* 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

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