Ant Course in Uganda (and a blog break)

Tomorrow morning I and other ant researchers head to the famous annual Ant Course, held this year at the Makerere University Biological Field Station in Kibale, Uganda. It’s been a few years since my last participation at Ant Course. I’ve never been to that part of the world before, and I’m excited to see some old friends. Plus, the ant fauna looks…enticing. If all goes well I’ll finally get shots of the spectacular surface-raiding Dorylus driver ants.

Another tropical adventure, however, means I won’t be keeping up with the blogging. Myrmecos will be on vacation for the next couple weeks, but it’s all in the name of spicing this place up with crazy African insects when I return.

Happy August, everyone!

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  1. Also next week the HYM Course will commence. This year it will be held at Tovetorp Zoological Research Station, Sweden. The main objective of the course is to provide participants with knowledge and experience in identifying parasitic and predatory wasps, sawflies, wood wasps, bees, and ants. Natural history of Hymenoptera and various collecting and rearing techniques will also be covered. The current format was designed to address the need to train biologists in the areas of hymenopteran identification, classification, and natural history and fulfill goals implicit in the completion of the Hymenoptera Assembling the Tree of Life NSF project. See:

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