Blum, Murray S.
Born in 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Blum grew up in that city and in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Illinois. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he joined the faculty of Louisiana State University. In the 1960s he moved to the University of Georgia, where he spent three decades as a research professor before his retirement.
Murray S. Blum is an American research entomologist and a noted authority in the field of chemical ecology.
- Blum, M.S. 1984. Poisonous ants and their venoms (pp. 225-242). In Tu, A.T. Handbook of Natural Toxins 2. Insect poisons, allergens, and other invertebrate venoms: 732 pp. New York. [1984.] PDF
- Blum, M. S.; Callahan, P. S. 1963. The venom and poison glands of Pseudomyrmex pallidus (F. Smith). Psyche (Camb.) 70: 69-74 PDF
- Blum, M. S.; Portocarrero, C. A. 1964. Chemical releasers of social behavior - IV. The hindgut as the source of the odor trail pheromone in the Neotropical army ant genus Eciton. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 793-794 PDF
- Blum, M. S.; Wilson, E. O. 1964. The anatomical source of trail substances in formicine ants. Psyche (Cambridge) 71:28-31. [1964-05-05] PDF
- Hermann, H. R.; Blum, M. S. 1968. The hymenopterous poison apparatus. VI. Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 75: 216-227 PDF
- Hermann, H. R.; Blum, M. S.; Wheeler, J. W.; Overal, W. L.; Schmidt, J. O.; Chao, J. 1984. Comparative anatomy and chemistry of the venom apparatus and mandibular glands in Dinoponera grandis (Guérin) and Paraponera clavata (F.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 77: 272-279 PDF