Buschinger, Alfred

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Prof. Dr. Alfred Buschinger

Contact:

Rossbergring 18, D-64354 Reinheim Germany

E-mail: a-buschinger@t-online.de

Main Fields of Research:

Social insects, Hymenoptera: Formicidae; behavior and evolution. Social parasitism in ants. Queen polymorphism in ants. Monogyny, polygyny and related social structures. Ecto- and endoparasites of ants.

As a retired person I cannot do much research. I have been overlooking the growing field of pet-ant keeping and pet ant trade via internet companies. In cooperation with the Deutsche Ameisenschutzwarte (DASW), I had applied to the German government to develop a legal restriction of importation and trading of ants (Formicidae) from foreign countries (Europe and overseas). However, in 2006 the responsible BfN (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) at our Ministry of Environment has declined our application with respect to EU-rules: It is said to be too difficult to achieve any restrictions of international trading among EU-countries.

TAXONOMIC PUBLICATIONS

  • Buschinger, A. 1972a. Kreuzung zweier sozialparasitischer Ameisenarten, Doronymyrmex pacis Kutter und Leptothorax kutteri Buschinger (Hym., Formicidae). Zool. Anz. 189: 169-179
  • Buschinger, A. 1995. Life history of the parasitic ant Epimyrma bernardi Espadaler, 1982. Spixiana 18: 75-81. [1.iii.1995.]
  • Buschinger, A. 1997. Socially parasitic formicoxenine ants from Western Europe - a review. Proceedings of the International Colloquia on Social Insects (Russian Language section of the IUSSI, V.E. Kipyatkov, ed.) 3-4: 1-9.
  • Buschinger, A. 2010. Nest relocation in the ant Myrmecina graminicola (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 13: 147-149.
  • Buschinger, A. 2011: Queen polymorphism in an Australian ant, Monomorium cf. rubriceps MAYR, 1876 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 15: 63-66.
  • Dekoninck, W.; Vankerkhoven, F.; Buschinger, A. 2012: A misunderstood instance of teratology in Belgian Leptothorax acervorum (Fabricius, 1793) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Bondroit collection. Bulletin de la Société royale belge d’Entomologie 148, 16-19.
  • Mackay, W. P.; Buschinger, A. 2002. A new species of the ant genus Leptothorax (subgenus Myrafant) from Alberta, Canada. Sociobiology 40: 539-545
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