William Steel Creighton

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Biographical Details[edit]

William Steel Creighton (1902-1973).
American Entomologist - Ant Systematics.
Department of Biology, City College New York

Books on Creighton:

  • George C. Wheeler 1989. My association with William Steel Creighton. Insecta Mundi University of Nebraska - Lincoln Year 1989
  • Joshua Buhs 2004. Building on Bedrock: William Steel Creighton and the Reformation of Ant Systematics, 1925–1970. Journal of the History of Biology.

Publications[edit]

  • Creighton, W.S. 1927: The slave-raids of Harpagoxenus americanus. Psyche, 34: 11–29.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1928: A new species of Thaumatomyrmex from Cuba. Psyche, 35: 162–166. doi: 10.1155/1928/23848 PDF
  • Creighton, W.S. 1928: Notes on three abnormal ants. Psyche, 35: 51–55.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1929: New forms of Odontoponera transversa. Psyche, 36: 150–154.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1930: A review of the genus Myrmoteras (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 38: 177–192.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1930: The New World species of the genus Solenopsis (Hymenop. Formicidae). Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 66: 39–151.
  • Creighton, W.S. & G.S. Tulloch. 1930: Notes on Euponera gilva (Roger) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Psyche, 37: 71–79.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1932: A new female of Acamatus from Texas. Psyche, 39: 73–78.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1933: Cyathomyrmex, a new name for the subgenus Cyathocephalus Emery. Psyche, 40: 98–100.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1934: Descriptions of three new North American ants with certain ecological observations on previously described forms. Psyche, 41: 185–200.
  • Wheeler, W.M. & W.S. Creighton. 1934: A study of the ant genera Novomessor and Veromessor. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 69: 341–387.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1935: Two new species of Formica from western United States. American Museum Novitates, 773: 1–8.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1939: A generic reallocation for Myrmoteras kuroiwae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 47: 39–40.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1939: A new subspecies of Crematogaster minutissima with revisionary notes concerning that species. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 46: 137–140.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1940: A revision of the North American variants of the ant Formica rufa. American Museum Novitates, 1055: 1–10.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1940: A revision of the forms of Stigmatomma pallipes. American Museum Novitates, 1079: 1–8.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1945: Observations on the subgenus Rhachiocrema (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with the description of a new species from Borneo. Psyche, 52: 109–118.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1950: The ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology of Harvard College, 104: 1–585.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1950: Polyhomoa Azuma, a synonym of Kyidris Brown (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 57: 93–94.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1951: Studies on Arizona ants. 1. The habits of Camponotus ulcerosus Wheeler and its identity with C. bruesi Wheeler. Psyche, 58: 47–64.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1952: Studies on Arizona ants. 2. New data on the ecology of Aphaenogaster huachucana and a description of the sexual forms. Psyche, 58: 89–99.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1952: Studies on Arizona ants. (3). The habits of Pogonomyrmex huachucanus Wheeler and a description of the sexual castes. Psyche, 59: 71–81.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1953: Pseudomyrmex Apache, a new species from the southwestern United States (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 59: 131–142.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1953: Studies on Arizona ants. (4). Camponotus (Colobopsis) papago, a new species from southern Arizona. Psyche, 59: 148–162.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1953: New data on the habits of Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) ulcerosus Wheeler. Psyche, 60: 82–84.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1953: A new subspecies of Xenomyrmex stolli from northeastern Mexico (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). American Museum Novitates, 1634: 1–5.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1953: The rediscovery of Leptothorax silvestrii (Santschi) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). American Museum Novitates, 1635: 1–7.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1954: Additional studies on Pseudomyrmex Apache (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 61: 9–15.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1956: Notes on Myrmecocystus lugubris Wheeler and its synonym, Myrmecocystus yuma Wheeler (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). American Museum Novitates, 1807: 1–4.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1957: Studies on the North American representatives of Ephebomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 63: 54–66.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1957: Observations on Pseudomyrmex elongata Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 63: 17–20.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1957: A study of the genus Xenomyrmex (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). American Museum Novitates, 1843: 1–14.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1958: A revisionary study of Pheidole vasliti Pergande (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 65: 203–212.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1965: The habits of Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) clydei Gregg (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 71: 169–173.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1965: Studies on southwestern ants belonging to Camponotus, subgenus Myrmobrachys (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). American Museum Novitates, 2239: 1–9.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1966: The habits and distribution of Macromischa subditiva Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche 72: 282–286.
  • Creighton, W.S. 1966: The habits of Pheidole ridicula Wheeler with remarks on habit patterns in the genus Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 73: 1–7.
  • Creighton, W.S. & R.E. Gregg. 1954: Studies on the habits and distribution of Cryptocerus texanus Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 61: 41–57.
  • Creighton, W.S. & R.E. Gregg. 1955: New and little-known species of Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. University of Colorado Studies, Series in Biology, 3: 1–46.
  • Creighton, W.S. & W.L. Nutting. 1965: The habits and distribution of Cryptocerus rohweri Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 72: 59–64.
  • Creighton, W.S. & R.R. Snelling. 1967: The rediscovery of Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) yogi Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche, 73: 187–195.