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Główne zainteresowania naukowe 

 

Mrówki: ekologia behawioralna, konkurencja międzygatunkowa, pasożytnictwo społeczne, faunistyka

 

 

Bieżące projekty naukowe 

 

Mrówki Polski na tle myrmekofauny europejskiej – opracowanie monograficzne

 

Wybrane publikacje

 

2010

Korczynska J., Gajewska M., Pilot M., Czechowski W., Radchenko A. 2010. Genetic polymorphism in “mixed” colonies of wood ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Finland and its possible origin. Eur. J. Entoml. 107: 157–167.


2009

Czechowski W., Markó B., Godzińska E. 2009. Corpse carrying in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): behavioural side effect of aggressive arousal or competitive signalling? Polish Journal of Ecology 57 (in press).

Czechowski W., Vepsäläinen K. 2009. Territory size of wood ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a search for limits of existence of Formica polyctena Först., an inherently polygynic and polycalic species. Annales Zoologici, 59 (in press).


2008

Czechowski W., Radchenko A., Ślipiński P. 2008. An unusual worker morph of Myrmica rugulosa Nyl. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). North-Western Journal of Zoology 4: 42-49.

Czechowski W. 2008. Around-nest ‘cemeteries’ of Myrmica schencki Em. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): their origin and a possible significance. Polish Journal of Ecology 56: 359-363.

Czechowski W., Ślipiński P. 2008. No Lasius platythorax Seifert (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the urban greenery of Warsaw? Polish Journal of Ecology 56: 541-544.

Suchocka H., Czechowski W., Radchenko A. 2008. Second report on the occurrence of Camponotus truncatus (Spinola) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Poland, with a key to the Polish species of the genus Camponotus Mayr. Fragmenta Faunistica 51: 9-13.

Czechowski W., Markó B., Radchenko A. 2008. Rubbish dumps reveal the diet of ant colonies: Myrmica schencki Em. and Myrmica rubra (L.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as facultative pollen-eaters. Polish Journal of Ecology 56: 737-741.

 


2007

Czechowski W. 2007. Behavioural and socially parasitic relations between Polyergus rufescens (Latr.) and Formica polyctena Först. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologica Fennica 18: 54-64.

Czechowski W. 2007. Do Polyergus rufescens (Latr.) and Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) share resources of slave species with each other? Polish Journal of Ecology 55: 169-173.

Czechowski W., Radchenko A. 2007. Do dependent foundresses of Formica pratensis Retz. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) need a ‘pass’ to be adopted by a host colony? Annales Zoologici 57: 319-324.

Czechowski W., Radchenko A., Czechowska W. 2007. Mermithid infestation strikingly alters the morphology of Myrmica rubra (L.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) workers: possible taxonomic involvements. Annales Zoologici 57: 325-330.

Czechowski W., Czechowska W. Radchenko A. 2007. Strikingly malformed host morphology: Myrmica rugulosa Nyl. and Myrmica sabuleti Mein. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) parasitised by mermithid nematodes. Fragmenta Faunistica, 50: 139-148.
 
2006

Czechowski W. 2006. The route of Formica polyctena Först. as a factor promoting emancipation of Formica fusca L. slaves from colonies of Polyergus rufescens (Latr.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Polish Journal of Ecology 54: 159-162.

Czechowski W., Markó B. 2006. Uncomfortable protection: Formica polyctena Först. shelters Formica fusca L. from Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annales Zoologici 56: 539-548.

Czechowski W., Radchenko A. 2006. Do permanently mixed colonies of wood ant (Hymenoptera; Formicide) really exist? Annales Zoologici 56 (4): 667-673.

Czechowski W., Radchenko A. 2006. Formica lusatica Seifert, 1997 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an ant species new to Finland, with notes on its biology and the description of males. Myrmecologishe Nachrichten 8: 257-262.
Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 2006. Succession of Lasius s. str. ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in moist pine forests – reassessment after taxonomic revisions of the subgenus. Fragmenta Faunistica 49: 91-97.
 
2005

Czechowski W. 2005. Integration raids in the Amazon ant Polyergus rufescens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 52: 103-104.

Czechowski W., Czechowska W., Vepsäläinen K. 2005. Structure and succession of Lasius s. str. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages in a Finnish sand dune area – reassessment after taxonomic revisions of the subgenus. Entomologica Fennica 16: 2-8.
Czechowski W. 2005. Nest competition between Camponotus vagus (Scopoli, 1763) and Camponotus herculeanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Białowieża Forest (Poland). Myrmecologische Nachrichen 7: 43-45.

Czechowski W., Markó B. 2005. Competition between Formica cinerea and co-occurring ant species, with special reference to Formica rufa L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): direct and indirect interferences. Polish Journal of Ecology 53: 467-489.

Radchenko A., Czechowska W., Czechowski W., Antonova V., Stankiewicz A. 2005. Myrmica lacustris Ruzsky (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new ant species for Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 48: 167-174.
Stankiewicz A. M., Sielezniew M., Borowiec M. L., Czechowski W. 2005. Formica uralensis Ruzsky (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 48: 175-180.
 
2004
CzechowskaW., Antonova V., Czechowski W. 2004. Further record of Formica glauca Ruzsky, 1895 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica, 47: 51-53.
Czechowska W., Czechowski W., Radchenko A. 2004. Myrmica vandeli Bondr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Pieniny Mountains – the second record of this species for Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica, 47: 111-114.

Markó B., Czechowski W. 2004. Lasius psammophilus Seifert and Formica cinerea Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on sand dunes: conflicts and coexistence. Annales Zoologici, 54: 365-378.

Czechowski W. 2004. Scarcity of sites suitable for nesting promotes plesiobiosis in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologica Fennica, 15: 211-218.

Radchenko A., Czechowska W., Czechowski W. 2004. Mrówki – Formicidae. Klucze do Oznaczania Owadów Polski, 24 (63). Polskie Towarzystwo Entomologiczne, Toruń, 138 pp.
 
2003
Czechowska W., Czechowski W. 2003. Further record of Lasius neglectus Van Loon, Boomsma et Andrasfalvy (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for Warsaw, with a key to the Polish species of the subgenus Lasius s. str. Fragmenta Faunistica, 46: 195-202.
Radchenko A., Elmes G. W., Czechowska W., Stankiewicz A., Czechowski W., Sielezniew M. 2003. First records of Myrmica vandeli Bondroit and M. tulinae Elmes, Radchenko et Actaç (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for Poland, with a key for the scabrinodis- and sabuleti-complexes. Fragmenta Faunistica, 46: 47-57.
 
2002
Czechowski W., Radchenko A., Czechowska W. 2002. The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Poland. MIZ PAN, Warszawa, 200 + 1 pp.
Czechowski W., Godzińska J. A., Kozłowski M. 2002. Rescue behaviour shown by workers of Formica sanguinea Latr., F. fusca L. and F. cinerea Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in response to their nestmates caught by an ant lion larva. Annales Zoologici, 52 : 423-431.
 
2001
Czechowski W., Vepsäläinen K. 2001. Formica rufa L. indirectly protects F. fusca L. against F. sanguinea Latr. raids (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 51: 113-119.
Czechowski W. 2001. Mixed colony of Formica pratensis Retz. + Formica cinerea Mayr + Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and its presumed origin. Annales Zoologici, 51: 205-209.
 
2000
Czechowski W. 2000. Interference of territorial ant species in the course of raids of Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 50: 35-38.
Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 2000. Epimyrma ravouxi (André, 1896) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the Pieniny Mts – notes on its occurrence and biology. Fragmenta Faunistica, 43: 29-33.
Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 2000. Formica cinerea fuscocinerea For. in the Pieniny Mts – its untypical habitat and plesiobiosis with Lasius flavus (F.) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Fragmenta Faunistica, 43: 131-133.
 Czechowski W., Radchenko A. 2000. Formica glauca Ruzsky, 1895 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) w Polsce. Fragmenta Faunistica, 43: 127-129.

1999
Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 1999. New sites in Poland and notes on the biology of socially parasitic ants Formicoxenus nitidulus (Nyl.) and Harpagoxenus sublaevis (Nyl.) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Fragmenta Faunistica, 42: 1-6.
Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 1999. New data on the occurrence of ants of the subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica, 42: 7-10.
Czechowski W. 1999. Lasius fuliginosus (Latr.) on a sandy dune – its living conditions and interference during raids of Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 49: 117-123.
Czechowski W., Vepsäläinen K. 1999. Plesiobiosis between Formica fusca L. and Formica aquilonia Yarr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 49: 125-127.
Radchenko A., Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 1999. The tribe Formicoxenini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Poland – a taxonomic review and keys for identification. Annales Zoologici, 49: 129-150.
Radchenko A., Czechowska W., Czechowski W., Siedlar E. 1999. Lasius niger (L.) and Lasius platythorax Seifert (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – a revolution in Polish myrmecological faunistics and zoocoenology? Fragmenta Faunistica, 42: 103-113.
Radchenko A., Czechowska W., Czechowski W., Siedlar E. 1999. Four ant species, new to Poland, of the genus Lasius F. and new data on the occurrence of species recorded earlier (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Fragmenta Faunistica, 42: 115-121.
Czechowski W., Woyciechowski M., Czechowska W. 1999. Myrmica microrubra Seifert, 1993 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – an inquiline ant species new to Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica, 42: 123-126.

1998
Radchenko A., Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 1998. The genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Poland – a survey of species and a key for their identification. Annales Zoologici, 48: 107-118.
Czechowska W., Radchenko A., Czechowski W. 1998. Ecological and taxonomic notes on Leptothorax nadigi Kutter, 1925 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – an ant species new to Poland. Annales Zoologici, 48: 119-123.
Czechowski W., Yamauchi K. 1998. Plesiobiosis of Formica japonica Motsch. and Tetramorium sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, 8/9: 99-101.
Czechowski W., Radchenko A., Czechowska W. 1998. Myrmica hellenica Finzi, 1926 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – an ant species new to Poland. Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, 8/9: 103-106.
Czechowski W. 1998. Raids of Formica sanguinea Latr. as a factor conducive to colony founding by Formica truncorum Fabr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, 8/9: 153-157.

1997
Radchenko A., Czechowski W. 1997. Doronomyrmex kutteri (Buschinger, 1965) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – a representative of a genus new to Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica, 40: 47-51.
Czechowski W., Rotkiewicz W. 1997. Common activities of female sexuals of Lasius umbratus (Nyl.) and Formica sanguinea Latr. or Polyergus rufescens (Latr.) on nests of the dulotic species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 47: 465-467.
Czechowski W., Rotkiewicz W. 1997. Relations between Formica sanguinea Latr. and Formica cinerea cinerea Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – an unusual form of dulosis. Annales Zoologici, 47: 469-478.
Radchenko A., Czechowski W., Czechowska W. 1997. The genus Myrmica Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Poland – a survey of species and a key for their identification. Annales Zoologici, 47: 481-500.

1996
Czechowski W., Douwes P. 1996. Morphometric characteristics of Formica polyctena Foerst. and Formica rufa L. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Gorce Mts; interspecific and intraspecific variations. Annales Zoologici, 46: 125-141.
Czechowski W. 1996. Mechanisms of emancipation of atypical slaves in nests of Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). II. Queen replacement. Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology, 7/8: 59-80.
Czechowski W. 1996. Colonies of hybrids and mixed colonies; interspecific nest takeover in wood ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Memorabilia Zoologica, 50: 1-116 + 20 pp.

1995
Czechowski W., Pisarski B., Yamauchi K. 1995. Succession of ant communities (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in moist pine forests. Fragmenta Faunistica, 38: 447-488.

1994
Czechowski W., Yamauchi K. 1994. Intraspecific relations in Cardiocondyla nuda (Mayr) (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). Memorabilia Zoologica, 48: 39-54.
Pisarski B., Czechowski W. 1994. Ways to reproductive success of wood ant queens. Memorabilia Zoologica, 48: 181-186.
Yamauchi K., Czechowski W., Pisarski B. 1994. Multiple mating and queen adoption in the wood ant, Formica polyctena Foerst. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Memorabilia Zoologica, 48: 267-278. 
Czechowski W. 1994. Emancipation of slaves in Formica sanguinea Latr. colonies (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 45: 15-26.
Czechowski W. 1994. Queen recruitment in an orphaned colony of Formica polyctena Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 45: 47-49. 
Czechowski W. 1994. Impact of atypical slaves on intraspecific relations in Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bulletin de l’Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Classe Biologie, 42: 345-350.
Czechowski W. 1994. Mechanisms of emancipation of atypical slaves in nests of Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). I. Elimination of the social parasite brood. Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology, 5: 25-34.

1993
Czechowski W. 1993. Replacement of species in red wood ant colonies (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 44: 17-26.
Czechowski W. 1993. Mixed colonies of red wood ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 44: 27-41.
Czechowski W. 1993. Hybrids in red wood ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 44: 43-54.

1992
Czechowski W., Pisarski B. 1992. Laboratory methods for rearing ants (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). Memorabilia Zoologica, 45: 1-32 pp.

1991
Pisarski B., Czechowski W. 1991. Ant communities (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea) of moist and wet deciduous forests of Central Europe. Fragmenta Faunistica, 35: 167-172.
Czechowski W. 1991. Comparison of the myrmecofaunas (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea) of tree stands and lawns in Warsaw parks. Fragmenta Faunistica, 35: 179-184.

1990
Czechowski W., Pisarski B. 1990. Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea) of the Vistula escarpment in Warsaw. Fragmenta Faunistica, 33: 109-128.
Czechowski W., Czechowska W., Palmowska A. 1990. Arboreal myrmecofauna of Warsaw parks. Fragmenta Faunistica, 34: 37-45.
Czechowski W, Pisarski B., Czechowska W. 1990. Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea) of moist meadows on the Mazovian Lowland. Fragmenta Faunistica, 34: 47-60.
Czechowski W., Pisarski B. 1990. Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea) of linden-oak-hornbeam forests and thermophilous oak forests of the Mazovian Lowland. 1. Nest density. Fragmenta Faunistica, 34: 133-141.
Pisarski B., Czechowski W. 1990. Modalites de colonisation des fourmis du grouppe Formica rufa au Parc National de Gorce (Pologne). Actes des Colloques Insectes Sociaux, 6: 237-242.
Pisarski B., Czechowski W. 1990. The course of artificial colonization of red wood ants in the Gorce National Park. Memorabilia Zoologica, 44: 37-46.
Czechowski W. 1990. Autonomization of slaves from mixed colonies of Formica sanguinea Latr. & F. polyctena Foerst. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Memorabilia Zoologica, 44: 55-63.
Czechowski W. 1990. A raid of Formica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) on a conspecific colony. Memorabilia Zoologica, 44: 65-69.
Czechowski W. 1990. Intraspecific conflict in Formica exsecta Nyl. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Memorabilia Zoologica, 44: 71-81.
Czechowski W. 1990. Aggression of Formica aquilonia Yarr. to Camponotus ligniperdus (Latr.) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) under the conditions of artificial colonization. Memorabilia Zoologica, 44: 83-91.

1989
Czechowski W. 1989. Functioning of a mixed colony of Formica sanguinea Latr. + F. polyctena Foerst. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with a surplus of slaves. Annales Zoologici, 43: 103-126.

1988
Czechowski W., Pisarski B. 1988. Inter- and intraspecific competitive relations in Camponotus ligniperdus (Latr.) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 41: 355-381.

1985
Czechowski W. 1985. Competition between Myrmica laevinodis Nyl. and Lasius niger (L.) (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). Annales Zoologici, 39: 153-173.

1984
Czechowski W. 1984. Tournaments and raids in Lasius niger (L.) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 38: 81-91.
Czechowski W. 1984. Colony fission and intraspecific contests in Myrmica laevinodis Nyl. (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). Annales Zoologici, 38: 99-109.

1979
Czechowski W. 1979. Competition between Lasius niger (L.) and Myrmica rugulosa Nyl. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 34: 437-451.

1978
Pisarski B., Czechowski W. 1978. Influence de la pression urbaine sur la myrmecofaune. Memorabilia Zoologica, 29: 109-128.

1977
Czechowski W. 1977. Recruitment signals and raids in slave-maker ants. Annales Zoologici, 34: 1-26.

1976
Czechowski W. 1976. Competition between Formica exsecta Nyl. and Formica pressilabris Nyl. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 33: 273-285.

1975
Czechowski W. 1975. Mixed polycalic colony of Formica (Serviformica) cinerea Mayr and Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 33: 67-76.
Czechowski W. 1975. Bionomics of Formica (Coptoformica) pressilabris Nyl. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Annales Zoologici, 33: 103-125.