William P. Mackay

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Biographical Details[edit]

William P. Mackay. American entomologist. Webpage

Laboratory for Environmental Biology, Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
Received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Riverside, in 1981, majoring in Population Biology. He is a specialist on ants and termites.

Interests: Desert ecology with emphasis on arthropods, especially ants and termites; biosystematics of ants, especially of the Neotropical region; ant behavioral ecology; impact of man on arid ecosystems; and biological problems involved with the disposal of nuclear waste.

Publications[edit]

  • Mackay, W.P. 1980. A new harvester ant from the mountains of southern California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Southwestern Naturalist, (25)2: 151–156.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1981. A comparison of the nest phenologies of three species of Pogonomyrmex harvester ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 88: 25–74.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1985. Acanthostichus sanchezorum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), una nueva especie de Colombia. Sociobiology, 11: 127–131.
  • Mackay, W.P., E.E. Mackay, et al. 1985. Las hormigas del Estado de Chihuahua, Mexico: el genero Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 1: 39–54.
  • Mackay, W.P. & S. Van Vactor. 1985. New host record for the social parasite Pogonomyrmex anergismus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 87: 863.
  • Mackay, W.P., D. Lowrie, et al. 1988. The ants of Los Alamos County, New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pages 79–131 in Trager, J. C. Advances in myrmecology. E. J. Brill, New York. 551 pp.
  • Mackay, W.P. and S.B. Vinson. 1988. Rediscovery of the ant Gnamptogenys hartmani (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in eastern Texas. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 91: 127.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1989. A new Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from southern New Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 97: 47–49.
  • Mackay, W.P. & S.B. Vinson. 1989. Two new ants of the genus Solenopsis (Diplorhoptrum) from eastern Texas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 91: 175–178.
  • Mackay, W.P. & S.B. Vinson. 1989. A guide to the species identification of New World ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 16: 3–47.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1991. Anochetus brevidentatus, new species, a second fossil Odontomachiti ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 99: 138–140.
  • Mackay, W.P. & R.S. Anderson. 1991. New distributional records for the ant genus Ponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 99: 696–699.
  • Mackay, W.P. & S.A. Elias. 1992. Late Quaternary ant fossils from packrat middens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): implications for climatic change in the Chihuahuan Desert. Psyche, 99: 169–184.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1993. Succession of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on low-level nuclear waste sites in northern New Mexico. Sociobiology, 23: 1–11.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1993. The status of the ant Leptothorax pergandei Emery. Sociobiology, 21: 287–297.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1993. A review of the New World ants of the genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 22: 1–148.
  • Crawford, C.S., W.P. Mackay & J.G. Cepeda-Pizarro. 1993. Detritivores of the Chilean arid zone (27-32°S) and the Namib Desert: a preliminary comparison. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 66: 283–289.
  • Mackay, W.P. & M.L. Baena. 1993. A new "horned" fungus growing ant, Cyphomyrmex castagnei, from Colombia. Sociobiology 22: 31–37.
  • Mackay, W.P. & R.S. Anderson. 1993. New distributional records for the ant genus Smithistruma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the southern United States. Southwestern Naturalist, 38: 388–389.
  • Maes, J.M. & W. P. Mackay. 1993. Catálogo de las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Nicaragua. Revista Nicaraguense de Entomología, 23: 1–46.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1995. New distributional records for the ant genus Cardiocondyla in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 71: 169–172.
  • Mackay, W.P., S. P. Cover, J. Heinze and B. Hölldobler. 1995. Range extensions for the ant Leptothorax pergandei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a mesic forest species discovered in the Chihuahuan Desert. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 97: 888.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1996. A revision of the ant genus Acanthostichus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 27(2): 129–179.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1998. A new army ant from Southern Texas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Southwestern Naturalist, 43(3): 333–335.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1998. Dos especies nuevas de hormigas de la tribu Attini de Costa Rica y México: Mycetosoritis vinsoni y Mycetosoritis curvispinosus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista de Biologia Tropical, 46(2): 421–426.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1998. A remarkable new species of Paratrechina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the state of Colima, México. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 74(2): 99–101.
  • Mackay, W.P. 1998. A revision of the Neotropical ants of the genus Camponotus, subgenus Myrmostenus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 99(1): 194–203.
  • Mackay, W.P. 2000. A review of the New World ants of the subgenus Myrafant (genus Leptothorax), Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Sociobiology, 36: 265–444.
  • Mackay, W.P. and A. Buschinger. 2002. A new species of the ant genus Leptothorax (Subgenus Myrafant) from Alberta, Canada. Sociobiology, 40: 539–545.
  • Mackay, W.P., F. Lopez & F. Fernández. 2002. A new, high altitude Colombian species of the ant genus Camponotus with dimorphic males and females (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 40(2): 421–430.
  • Mackay, W.P. 2003. Subfamilia Cerapachyinae. Pages 277-280 in Fernández, F. Introducción a las hormigas de la región neotropical. Instituto Humboldt, Bogotá. 424 pp.
  • Fernández, F. & W.P. Mackay. 2003. The myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex laevigatus species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 41: 593–604.
  • Mackay, W.P. 2004. A new species of the ant genus Acanthostichus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Paraguay, and a description of the gyne of A. brevicornis Emery. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 106: 97–101.
  • Johnson, T., W.P. Mackay & J. Pacheco. 2006. The rediscovery of the ant Temnothorax striatulus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 48(3): 837–840.
  • Mackay, W.P. & E.E. Mackay. 1994. Lasius xerophilus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new ant species from White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Psyche, 101: 37–43. Browse
  • Mackay, W.P. & E.E. Mackay. 1997. Una nueva especie de hormiga del género Trachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) del estado de Chihuahua, México. Sociobiology, 30(1): 43–49.
  • Mackay, W.P. & E.E. Mackay. 1997. A revision of the Neotropical ants of the montivagus species complex, genus Camponotus, subgenus Myrmentoma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 30(3): 319–334.
  • Mackay, W.P. & E.E. Mackay. 2004. A new species of the ant genus Leptogenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with inflated mandibles. Sociobiology, 43: 255–258.
  • Mackay, W.P., J.M. Maes & P.R. Fernández. 2004. The ants of North and Central America: the genus Mycocepurus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Journal of Insect Science, 4: 1–7.
  • Vásquez-Bolaños, M. & W.P. Mackay. 2004. Una especie nueva de la hormiga cosechadora del género Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de México. Sociobiology, 44(2): 283–287.
  • Mackay, W.P. & E.E. Mackay. 2006. A new species of the ant genus Pachycondyla F. Smith, 1858 from Ecuador (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 8: 49–51.
  • Mackay, W.P. & E.E. Mackay. 2008. Revision of the ants of the genus Simopelta Mann Pages 285-328 in Jiménez, E., F. Fernández, T. M. Arias and F. H. Lozano-Zambrano. Sistemática, biogeografía y conservación de las hormigas cazadores de Colombia. Instituto Humboldt, Colombia. 621 pp.