Gustav Mayr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Gustav Mayr

Gustav L. Mayr (12 October 1830 in Vienna – 14 July 1908 in Vienna) was an Austrian entomologist and professor in Budapest and Vienna. He specialised in Hymenoptera, being particularly known for his studies of Formicidae.[1]

In 1868, he was the first to describe the Argentine ant.[2] He is credited with naming the harvesting ant species, Aphaenogaster treatae, for naturalist Mary Davis Treat in honor of her research on the species.[3]


  • Formicidae [der Novara-Expedition]. Vienna 1865.
  • Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Königsberg: Koch, 1868.
  • Feigeninsecten. Vienna: Hölder, 1885.
  • Hymenopterologische Miscellen. Vienna: Hölder, 1902.
  • Formiciden aus Ägypten und dem Sudan. (1903).


  • Portrait Obits.
  1. ^ 1908. Obituary. Prof. Gustav Mayr. Entomological News 19:396 Bibliography
  2. ^ Managing Linepithema Humile (Mayr), the Argentine Ant, in South Carolina by Brittany Russ Ellis
  3. ^ Early American Nature Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia edited by Daniel Patterson, Roger Thompson, J. Scott Bryson

External links

Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Gustav Mayr"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA