Thomas Borgmeier (1892-1975)

Thomas Borgmeier

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  • Cidade: Adrogué
  • Estado/Província: Buenos Aires
  • País: Argentina
  • Nacionalidade: Alemão
  • Father Thomas Borgmeier of Jacarepagua, Brazil.

Between the years of 1961 and 1971, he published 44 papers; 34 of these deal with the taxonomy of Phoridae, total over 2000 pages and contain the description of over 650 new species and 23 new genera in this family. Fr. Borgmeier completes his 52nd year of highly productive activity in entomology, starting with his first publication in 1920. He has published, so far, nearly 250 scientific papers which fill more than 5000 pages. He has authored over 1000 new species and about 75 valid genera of Phoridae, about 100 new species and several genera of ants, several decades of new species and a few new genera of myrmecophilous coleoptera. This accomplishment alone ranks him among the foremost entomologists of our time. But in addition, he started and maintained all by himself two entomological journals, first the! Revista de Entomologia, which grew up to 22 Volumes in the years between 1931 and 1951, and had to be discontinued due to adverse circumstances.

Then came Studia Entomologica, which began as a series of monographs (1952 to 1955), but, with the help of the Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas of Brasil, was transformed into a journal, in 1958, and is now in its 15th year. Fr. Borgmeier's remarkable activity, no doubt, deserves recognition by all entomologists. The dedication of the present volume to his name is but a small token of our gratitude and admiration. We wish him a happy birthday, good health and still many years of enjoyable work with his beloved insects.

Kempf 1976 Obituary


Borgmeier, T. 1923. Catalogo systematico e synonymico das formigas do Brasil. 1 parte. Subfam. Dorylinae, Cerapachyinae, Ponerinae, Dolichoderinae. Arch. Mus. Nac. (Rio J.) 24: 33-103

Borgmeier, T. 1927a. Um caso de trophobiose entre uma formiga e um parasita do caféeiro. Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio J. 3: 285-289

Borgmeier, T. 1927b. Algumas novas formigas brasileiras. Arch. Mus. Nac. (Rio J.) 29: 57-65

Borgmeier, T. 1927c. Catalogo systematico e synonymico das formigas do Brasil. 2 parte. Subf. Pseudomyrminae, Myrmicinae, Formicidae. Arch. Mus. Nac. (Rio J.) 29: 69-164

Borgmeier, T. 1928a. Einige neue Ameisen aus Brasilien. Zool. Anz. 75: 32-39

Borgmeier, T. 1928b. Algumas formigas do Museo Paulista. Bol. Biol. Lab. Parasitol. Fac. Med. Sa~o Paulo 12: 55-70

Borgmeier, T. 1929. Zur Kenntnis der brasilianischen Ameisen. EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 5: 195-214

Borgmeier, T. 1930. Duas rainhas de Eciton e algumas outras formigas brasileiras. Arch. Inst. Biol. (Sa~o Paulo) 3: 21-40

Borgmeier, T. 1932a. A proposito de Acropyga pickeli Borgm. (1927) (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 2: 238-239

Borgmeier, T. 1932b. Leptogenys crudelis Fr. Smith, 1858 (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 2: 485

Borgmeier, T. 1933a. A rainha de Eciton rogeri Dalla Torre (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 3: 92-96

Borgmeier, T. 1933b. Uma nova especie do genero Leptogenys (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 3: 226-227

Borgmeier, T. 1933c. Nota prévia sobre Acropyga paramaribensis n. sp. (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 3: 263

Borgmeier, T. 1933d. Sobre algumas especies de formigas do genero Eciton Latreille. Arch. Esc. Super. Agric. Med. Vet. Nictheroy 10: 161-168

Borgmeier, T. 1934. Contribuiça~o para o conhecimento da fauna mirmecológica dos cafezais de Paramaribo, Guiana Holandesa (Hym. Formicidae). Arch. Inst. Biol. Veg. (Rio J.) 1: 93-111

Borgmeier, T. 1936b. Sobre algumas formigas dos generos Eciton e Cheliomyrmex (Hym. Formicidae). Arch. Inst. Biol. Veg. (Rio J.) 3: 51-68

Borgmeier, T. 1937a. Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel no Brasil, e a descoberta do macho ergatoide desta especie (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 7: 129-134

Borgmeier, T. 1937b. Formigas novas ou pouco conhecidas da América do Sul e Central, principalmente do Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Arch. Inst. Biol. Veg. (Rio J.) 3: 217-255

Borgmeier, T. 1939. Nova contribuiça~o para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicas (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 10: 403-428

Borgmeier, T. 1940. Duas notas myrmecologicas. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 11: 606

Borgmeier, T. 1948a. Die Geschlechtstiere zweier Eciton-Arten und einige andere Ameisen aus Mittel- und Suedamerika (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 19: 191-206

Borgmeier, T. 1948b. Einige Ameisen aus Argentinien (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 19: 459-471

Borgmeier, T. 1949. Formigas novas ou pouco conhecidas de Costa Rica e da Argentina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 9: 201-210

Borgmeier, T. 1950a. A fêmea dichthadiiforme e os estádios evolutivos de Simopelta pergandei (Forel), e a descriça~o de S. bicolor, n. sp. (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 21: 369-380

Borgmeier, T. 1950b. Bemerkungen zu Dr. Creighton's Werk "The ants of North America". Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 21: 381-386

Borgmeier, T. 1950c. Uma nova espécie do gênero Neivamyrmex Borgmeier (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 21: 623-624

Borgmeier, T. 1950d. Estudos sôbre Atta (Hym. Formicidae). Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz Rio J. 48: 239-263

Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51

Borgmeier, T. 1954a. Uma nova Discothyrea com seis articulos antenais (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 1: 191-194

Borgmeier, T. 1954b. Two interesting dacetine ants from Brazil (Hym., Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 14: 279-284

Borgmeier, T. 1954c. Aenictini n. trib. und die Tribus-Einteilung der Dorylinen (Hym. Formicidae). Zool. Anz. 153: 211-214

Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720

Borgmeier, T. 1957a. Myrmecologische Studien, I. An. Acad. Bras. Cienc. 29: 103-128

Borgmeier, T. 1957b. Die Maxillar- und Labialtaster der neotropischen Dorylinen (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 17: 387-394

Borgmeier, T. 1958a. Nachtraege zu meiner Monographie der neotropischen Wanderameisen (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 1: 197-208

Borgmeier, T. 1959a. Myrmecologische Studien. II. An. Acad. Bras. Cienc. 31: 309-319

Borgmeier, T. 1959b. Revision der Gattung Atta Fabricius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 2: 321-390


Bolton B, Alpert G, Ward PS, Naskrecki P. 2007. [CD-ROM] Bolton’s Catalogue of the Ants of the World. Harvard University Press.

Kempf, W.W. 1972, "Dedication to Fr. Thomas Borgmeier, O.F.M., Sc.D. on his 80th birthday, October 31, 1972."Studia Entomologica (N.S.), Volume: 15, Pages: 1-2