Adlerz, Gottfrid Agaton (1858-1918)

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Gottfrid Agaton Adlerz
Born (1858-02-25)25 February 1858
Vadstena, Sweden
Died 11 November 1918(1918-11-11) (aged 60)
Norrköping, Sweden
Nationality Swedish

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Gottfrid Agaton Adlerz was a Swedish zoologist and entomologist, who became an associate professor at Stockholm University 1889 and lecturer in Sundsvall from 1894. He argued inter alia that even the animals had been "understanding", they could "learn" and "draw conclusions".

Adlerz published on gynandromorphs and on inquiline ants. He may have been the first to report tandem running in ants; and the tandem run he described apparently involved a Leptothorax slave leading a Harpagoxenus sublaevis slave maker during a nest emigration.

A Swedish entomologist who received a Ph.D. from the University of Uppsala in 1887 on Swedish ants and their living conditions. He was appointed associate professor in 1889. In 1905 he became a member of the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and was known as one the most prominent entomologists at the time.

ANT TAXONOMY

Adlerz described a new ant species, Formica suecica and described queens and males of Harpagoxenus sublaevis.


PUBLICATIONS

  • Adlerz, G. 1885 ("1884"). Myrmecologiska studier. I. Formicoxenus nitidulus Nyl. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar. Stockholm 41(8):43-64. [1885]

REFERENCES

  • Aurivillius, C. 1919. Entomologisk Tidskrift Uppsala 40:65-71, bibliography, portrait.
  • Creighton, W. S. 1927. The slave-raids of Harpagoxenus americanus. Psyche (Camb.) 34: 11-29
  • Stuart, R.J. 1986. An Early Record of Tandem Running in Leptothoracine Ants: Gottfrid Adlerz, 1896. Psyche (Camb.) 93:103-106.
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