I also updated my Research page, especially the "My progress so far" table. I am somewhat shocked to discover that I am very near to being done with these identifications. How is that possible? I have 8 genera that are currently being looked at by other myrmecologists (Azteca, Paratrechina, Myrmicocrypta, Pyramica, Rogeria, Strumigenys, Hypoponera, and Discothyrea). Besides those, all I have left are Carebarella, Tapinoma, Gnamptogenys, Camponotus, Myrmelachista, Eurhopalothrix, and Octostruma. Yay for me.
photograph © Alex Wild 2004
Photo: Atta ants, which were definitely all over Tiputini, but which never showed up in any of my collections.