African IUSSI

International Union for the Study of Social Insects

– African Section

Welcome to the website of the African Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI). The purpose of the International Union is to promote and encourage the study of social insects and other social organisms in the broadest sense. The journal of the IUSSI is Insectes Sociaux which covers various aspects of the biology and evolution of social insects.

The IUSSI comprises several regional and national sections. So far, many regions have active sections excluding Africa. As such we are currently trying to re-establish an African Section.

The online inauguration symposium of the section will take place on November 25th 2021. Please find more information here.

Specific aims of the African Section are as follows:

  • establish an inventory of researchers based on the African continent working in the field of social insects
  • develop inter-African links among social insect researchers
  • circulate information in the field of social insects more efficiently

The next International Congress of the IUSSI will take place from July 3 – 7, 2022 in San Diego, CA, USA.




The website is currently managed by members of the:

Social Insects Research Group University of Pretoria aaaaaaaa South Africa

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When you are interested in becoming a member of the African Section please complete this Google form and we will contact you shortly.

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