>>> New contribution published: [as of 12 February 2020]
Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) reduce the density of Cacopsylla pyri (LINNAEUS, 1761) in Mediterranean pear orchards

Sanchez, J.A., Carrasco‐Ortiz, A., López‐Gallego, E. & La Spina, M. Check it out

>>> Best Paper Award 2019: [as of 6 February 2020]
NEW! It is our great pleasure to announce the winner of the certificate of this Best Paper 2019 and the voucher worth the Article Processing Charge (700 EUR) of a future contribution in Myrmecological News:
"The learning walks of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)" by Zeil, J. & Fleischmann, P.N. Check it out

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>>> The five most viewed contributions of Januray 2020 are: [as of 1 February 2020]
1.
Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as host and intruder: recent advances and future directions in the study of exploitative strategies
de la Mora, A., Sankovitz, M. & Purcell, J. Check it out
2. Cuticular hydrocarbons in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and other insects: how and why they differ among individuals, colonies, and species
Sprenger, P.P. & Menzel F. Check it out
3. Unveiling the morphology of the Oriental rare monotypic ant genus Opamyrma Yamane, Bui & Eguchi, 2008 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae) and its evolutionary implications, with first descriptions of the male, larva, tentorium, and sting apparatus
Yamada, A., Nguyen, D.D. & Eguchi, K. Check it out
4
. Myrmecophilous organisms associated with colonies of the ponerine ant Neoponera villosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) nesting in Aechmea bracteata bromeliads: a biodiversity hotspot
Rocha, F.H., Lachaud, JP. & Pérez-Lachaud, G. Check it out
5. The little things that run the world revisited: a review of ant-mediated ecosystem services and disservices (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Del Toro, I., Ribbons, R.R. & Pelini, S.L. Check it out

>>> New contribution published: [as of 29 January 2020]
Myrmecophilous organisms associated with colonies of the ponerine ant Neoponera villosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) nesting in Aechmea bracteata bromeliads: a biodiversity hotspot

Rocha, F.H., Lachaud, JP. & Pérez-Lachaud, G. Check it out

>>> Best Paper Award 2019: [as of 7 January 2020]
NEW! In 2020, Myrmecological News awards for the second time the Best Paper of the previous year. One paper of all contributions published in 2019 is selected based on a survey including the editorial board (weighted 50%) and the community (50%). The winner paper will be announced to the community and its contact author will receive a certificate of this Best Paper Award 2019 and a voucher worth the Article Processing Charge (700 EUR) of a future contribution in Myrmecological News to be used within two years. The winner can use the voucher her/himself or transfer it to someone else (possible a single time), communicating the transfer to the editorial office. Among all contributions published in 2019 (see below), please rank the five papers you liked most from 1 to 5 with 1 being your most favourite paper. Please note that choosing exactly five papers is necessary and that each rank should be given only once. Use this link to vote in the survey: Vote here!

>>> Reduced Article Processing Charges: [as of 2 January 2020]
As of today, Article Processing Charges have been reduced to 700 EUR! Contributions such as review articles, book reviews, and obituaries continue incurring no article-processing charge. For additional information, s
ee here.

>>> The ten most viewed contributions of the year 2019 are: [as of 1 January 2020]
1.
Neuroplasticity in desert ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – importance for the ontogeny of navigation
Rössler, W. Check it out
2.
The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and their parasites: effects of parasitic manipulations and host responses on ant behavioral ecology
de Bekker C., Will, I., Das, B. & Adams, R.M.M. Check it out
3. A simple and efficient method for preventing ant escape (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Ning, D., Yang, F., Xiao, Q., Ran, H. & Xu, Y. Check it out
4
. Evolution of dispersal in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a review on the dispersal strategies of sessile superorganisms

Hakala, S.M., Seppä, P. & Helanterä, H. Check it out
5.
Nutrient regulation in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a review
Csata, E. & Dussutour, A. Check it out
6.
Habitat complexity affects functional traits and diversity of ant assemblages in urban green spaces (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Nooten, S.S., Schultheiss, P., Rowe, R.C., Facey, S.L. & Cook, J.M. Check it out
7. Light at the end of the tunnel: Integrative taxonomy delimits cryptic species in the Tetramorium caespitum complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Wagner, H.C., Arthofer, W., Seifert, B., Muster, C., Steiner, F.M. & Schlick-Steiner, B.C. Check it out

8. Differences in geographic distribution of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) between forests and rubber plantations: a case study in Xishuangbanna, China, and a global meta-analysis
Alcantara, M.J.M., Modi, S., Ling, T.C., Monkai, J., Xu, H., Huang, S. & Nakamura, A. Check it out

9. Competition as possible driver of dietary specialisation in the mushroom harvesting ant Euprenolepis procera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Lizon à l’Allemand, S., Brückner, A., Hashim, R., Witte, V. & von Beeren, C. Check it out

10. The flight ecology of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Helms IV, J.A. Check it out

>>> The five most viewed contributions of December 2019 are: [as of 1 January 2020]
1.
First record of the formicine genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from AustraliaOverbeckia
Heterick, B.E. Check it out
2. The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and their parasites: effects of parasitic manipulations and host responses on ant behavioral ecology
de Bekker C., Will, I., Das, B. & Adams, R.M.M. Check it out
3. Nutrient regulation in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a review
Csata, E. & Dussutour, A. Check it out
4
. Subterranean ants: summary and perspectives on field sampling methods, with notes on diversity and ecology (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Wong, M.K.L. & Guénard, B.