Andrea Lucky



Vitone, T., Stofer, K., Steininger, M.S., Dunn, R.R., Hulcr, J., Lucky, A. (2016).School of Ants goes to college: Integrating citizen science into the general education classroom increases engagement with science. Journal of Science Communication 15(01), A03.


Steininger, M.S., Storer, C., Hulcr, J., Lucky, A. 2015. Alternative preservatives of insect DNA for citizen science and other low-cost applications. Invertebrate Systematics  29(5) 468-472.

Economo, E.P., Sarnat, E.M., Janda, M., Clouse, R., Klimov, P.B., Fischer, G., Blanchard, B.D., Ramirez, L.N., Andersen, A.N., Berman, M., Guénard, B., Lucky, A., Rabeling, C., Wilson, E.O., Knowles, L.L. 2015. Breaking out of biogeographic modules: range expansion and taxon cycles in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Journal of Biogeography.

Gibb, H., Sanders, N.J., Dunn, R.R., Watson, S., Photakis, M., Silvia, A., Andersen, A.N., Angulo, E., Armbrecht, I., Arnan, X., Baccaro, F.B., Boulay, R., Castracani, C., Del Toro, I., Delsinne, T., Diaz, M., Donoso, D.A., Enriquez, M.L., Fayle, T.M., Feener, D.L. Jr., Fitzpatrick, M.C., Gomez, C., Grasso, D.A., Groc, S., Heterick, B., Hoffmann, B.D., Lach, L., Lattke, J., Leponce, M., Lessard, J.P., Longino, J., Lucky, A., Majer, J., Menke, S.A., Mezger, D., Mori, A., Paknia, O., Pearce-Duvet, J., Pfeiffer, M., Philpott, S.M., de Souza, J.L.P., Tista, M., Vonshak, M., Parr, C.L. 2015. Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282.1808 (2015): 20150418.

Steininger, M.S. g, Hulcr, J., Sigut, M., Lucky, A. 2015. Simple and efficient trap for bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to facilitate invasive species monitoring and citizen involvement. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi: 10.1093/jee/tov014.

Sobel, J., Lucky, A., Hulcr, J. Featured Creatures: Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff, 1868, an ambrosia beetle. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

You, L., Lucky, A., Hulcr. J. 2015. Featured Creatures: Euwallacea fornicatus, The Tea Shot Hole borer. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.


Lucky, A., Savage, A.M., Nichols, L.M, Castracani, C., Shell, L., Grasso, D., Mori, A., and Dunn, R.R. 2014. Assessing backyard biodiversity across broad spatial scales: The School of Ants Citizen Science Project. Ecosphere 5: 78.

Vitone, T., Lucky, A. 2014. Featured Creatures: Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus). (IFAS Publication Number: EENY-600). Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.


Lucky, A., Trautwein, M.D., Guénard, B. Weiser, M.D. and Dunn, R.R. (2013). Tracing the Rise of Ants – Out of the Ground. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084012. [PDF]

Jonathan Z. Shik, Lauren M. Nichols, Andrea Lucky, and Mariëlle H. Hoefnagels. 2013. Ants as Model Organisms to Study Species Coexistence. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 34: 233-239. [PDF]

Crockett, C.D., Lucky, A., Liburd, O.E., Kester, K.E. 2013. Featured Creatures: Cotesia congregata (Say) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) (IFAS Publication Number: EENY-598). Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.


Guénard, B., McCaffrey, K.A., Lucky, A., Dunn, R.R. (2012) Ants of North Carolina: an updated list (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3552: 1–36.[PDF]

Hulcr, J., Latimer, A.M., Henley, J.B., Rountree, N.R., Fierer, N., Lucky, A., Lowman, M.D., Dunn, R.R. (2012). A jungle in there: bacteria in belly buttons are highly diverse, but predictable. PLoS ONE 7(11): e47712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047712. [PDF]


Guenard, B. and A. Lucky (2011). Shuffling leaf litter samples produces more accurate and precise snapshots of terrestrial arthropod community composition. Environmental Entomology 40: 1523-1529.[PDF]

Lucky, A. 2011. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the spider ants, genus Leptomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.004 [PDF]

Lucky, A., E.M. Sarnat and L.E. Alonso (2011). Survey of the ants of the Muller Range of Papua New Guinea. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 60: 45-53.

Lucky, A., K. Sagata and E.M. Sarnat (2011). Survey of the ants of the Nakanai Mountains of East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 60: 158-157.

2010 and prior

Lucky, A. and P.S. Ward. 2010. Taxonomic revision of the ant genus Leptomyrmex Mayr. Zootaxa 2688: 1-67. [PDF]

Lucky, A. and E.M. Sarnat. 2010. Biogeography and diversification of the Pacific ant genus Lordomyrma Emery. Journal of Biogeography 37: 624-634. [PDF] [Supplemental]

Lucky, A. 2009. Urb-ants (Book review of Urban Ants of North America and Europe by Klotz et al., 2008). Systematic Entomology 34: 406-407. [PDF]

Lucky, A. and E.M. Sarnat. 2008. New species of Lordomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Southeast Asia and Fiji. Zootaxa 1681: 37–46. [PDF]

Lucky, A., T.L. Erwin and J.D. Witman. 2002. Temporal and spatial diversity and distribution of arboreal Carabidae (Coleoptera) in a western amazonian rain forest. Biotropica 34(3): 376-386. [PDF]

Lucky, A.W., P. Sayers, J.D. Argus and A. Lucky. 2001. Avian mite bites acquired from a new source. Archives of Dermatology 137(2): 167-170. [PDF]