This request comes from Michael Branstetter:
I am working on a broad-scale phylogeny of the ant genus Stenamma and am in search of fresh specimens from the Old World. Stenamma is a cryptic genus that is most often collected in forest leaf litter. The genus is primarily Holarctic in distribution, but also has representatives in the New World tropics. Producing a phylogeny of the genus will help me in my quest to better understand the genus as a whole and to revise the Mesoamerican species. In the Old World there are species records from Europe, northern Africa, Asia, Japan, and Borneo.
Specimens should be no more than 20 years old and must have been collected in 90-100% etoh.
Please mail specimens to:
Department of Entomology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616