Ant Species of the World

There are over 12,000 known ant species in the world. Each has unique characteristics that helps them survive their environment. Select one of these key species to find out more.

Atta cephalotes leaf cutter antLeaf cutter ants

Eciton burchellii Army antArmy ants

Pogonomyrmex barbatus Red harvester ant Harvester ants

Oecophylla smaragdina Weaver antWeaver ants

Solenopsis invicta Fire antFire ants

Myrmecocystus mexicanus Honey pot antHoney pot ants

argentine ant Linepithema humileArgentine ants

Odontomachus sp Trap jaw antTrap jaw ants

lasius niger Black garden antBlack garden ants

Myrmica rubra red stinging antRed stinging ants

lasius flavus yellow meadow antYellow meadow ants

wood ant formica rufaWood ants

       

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Select the globe above to view sites that list world ant species according to their region or location.