Mr Archie McArthur OAM

Honorary Research Associate Terrestrial Invertebrates (Entomology)

+61 8 8207 7502; mobile: 0419827131
archie.mcarthur@samuseum.sa.gov.au

 

Archie was a farmer in the south-east of South Australia.  After retirement from farming, he became an Honorary Research Associate at the Museum in 1990.

 

Research Interests                             

Taxonomy and ecology of ants of the genus Camponotus.

 

Current Research Projects

In 2014, publication of a book entitled ‘A guide to Camponotus ants of Australia’.

 

Awards & Achievements

  • Order of Australia Medal (2002)

 

Professional Associations 

  • Member, Royal Society of South Australia

 

Education

  • BE, University of Adelaide (1949)

 

Publications

  1. McArthur, A. J. (2013). A major environmental improvement facilitated by the ant Camponotus terebrans Lowne. South Australian Naturalist 87: 34–41.
  2. McArthur, A. J. (2013). Report on a search for the Dinosaur ant in Western Australia. South Australian Naturalist 86: 89–92.
  3. McArthur, A. J. (2013). Ant activity at Ngarkat Conservation Park after the 1999 fire. South Australian Naturalist 86: 76–88.
  4. McArthur, A. (2010). A Guide to Camponotus Ants of South Australia. Adelaide: South Australian Museum.
  5. McArthur, A. (2010). A Guide to Colobopsis Ants of the World. Adelaide: South Australian Museum.
  6. McArthur, A. J. (2009). New species, new status and new synonymy for Camponotus from Australia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 273–286.
  7. McArthur, A. J. (2008). New species of Camponotus (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 109B: 111–129.
  8. McArthur, A. J. (2007). ‘A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia’ in Snelling, R. R., Fisher, B. L., and Ward P. S. (eds) Advances in Ant Systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E. O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions, pp. 290–351. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80.
  9. McArthur, A. J. (2007). New species of Camponotus (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 108B: 103–113.
  10. McArthur, A. J. and Leys, R. (2006). A morphological and molecular study of some species in the Camponotus maculatus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia and Africa, with a description of a new Australian species. Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8: 99–110.

 

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