Barry Bolton is an English myrmecologist, the world's leading expert on the classification, systematics, and taxonomy of ants, who long worked at the Natural History Museum (London). He is known especially for monographs on African and Asian ants and for three encyclopaedic global works, including the Identification Guide to Ant Genera (1994), a full catalogue of ant taxa (1995, updated in 2007), and a synopsis and classification (2003). Now retired, Bolton is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and Myrmecologist, Biodiversity Division, Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London.
- Bolton, B. (1994) Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World, Harvard University Press.
- Bolton, B., Gary Alpert, Philip S. Ward and Piotr Naskrecki (2007). Bolton's Catalogue of Ants of the World 1758-2005, Harvard University Press.
- Bolton, B. (2003). Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, vol 71., pp. 1–370. Bolton's Synopsis and Classification of Ants of the World