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  • Some AntWiki statistics: 25,335 content pages; 102,612 uploaded files; 413,050 total edits; 20.2 million total page views. Some Google Analytics statistics (for the last month): 16,872 sessions; 11,109 users; 58,368 pages views; 3.46 pages per session; 3:50 minutes average session duration; users are from (top 6 countries in order) USA, Australia, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, India; 42% are return visitors who view (on average) 5 pages and send 6:20 minutes. Content statistics: 405 genera, 15,179 species and subspecies, 419 identification keys and 255 regional taxon lists. AntWiki has been a great adventure and continues to exceed our expectations. A very sincere thanks to our dedicated editors and growing audience for helping us achieve our first 20 million page views, and we hope to continue to provide useful information on the world's most important group of animals, the ants.
  • Students from this year's Ant Course have produced a series of videos showcasing three aspects of the course: learning about myrmecology, learning about ant natural history and learning research techniques. These are a great introduction to why we study ants.
  • The latest issue of Asian Myrmecology is now available. Asian Myrmecology is a peer-reviewed, yearly journal dedicated to the study of Asian ants. It publishes original refereed research papers on ants in or from Asia and covers all different areas of modern ant research, including Taxonomy, Biogeography & Distribution, Ecology, Ethology and Applied myrmecology. All papers are open access and can be freely downloaded.
  • Peeters, Heraty & Wiwatwitaya (2015) report the first known case of a eucharitid wasp parasitising a Diacamma species, Diacamma scalpratum.
Aretidris buenaventei HT head.jpg Meet Aretidris, the latest addition to the Ant family. Containing two newly described species from the Philippines, Aretidris buenaventei and Aretidris clousei, this new genus was recently described by David General. This is the first non-fossil genus described this year.

Photo provided by Dave General.

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   Species: Lasius niger, Solenopsis invicta, Cardiocondyla emeryi, Acropyga acutiventris, Camponotus herculeanus, Myrmica rubra, Monomorium floricola, Acropyga epedana, Myrmica scabrinodis, Camponotus ligniperda
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