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Subfamily Taxon Caste View Identifier Institution Notes See
Amblyoponinae Myopopone castanea worker head Head of ''M. castanea'' worker (“dracula ant”) from the Australasian region. Myopopone castanea
Amblyoponinae Mystrium camillae worker body Mystrium camillae
Dolichoderinae Dolichoderus thoracicus worker head CASENT0790269 OIST Dolichoderus thoracicus
Dorylinae Eciton burchellii major worker body The largest soldiers of this species have tusk like mandibles, that are a specialised defence against larger predators. Eciton burchellii
Dorylinae Sphinctomyrmex stali worker body CASENT0790135 OIST ''Sphinctomyrmex stali'' a rare subterranen ant from Brazilian rainforest. Sphinctomyrmex stali
Dorylinae Zasphinctus obamai worker body CASENT0764125 National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi Holotype. Zasphinctus obamai
Dorylinae Zasphinctus sarowiwai worker body CASENT0764650 BMNH Zasphinctus sarowiwai
Dorylinae Zasphinctus sarowiwai worker body CASENT0254678 OIST Zasphinctus sarowiwai
Dorylinae Zasphinctus sarowiwai worker body CASENT0764654 BMNH Zasphinctus sarowiwai
Dorylinae Zasphinctus wilsoni worker body MCZ-ENT00512764 MCZC Zasphinctus wilsoni
Ectatomminae Ectatomma ruidum worker head CASENT0742835 OIST These ants from South American are specialised thiefs that steal food from other ant colonies. Ectatomma ruidum
Formicinae Cataglyphis savignyi queen body CASENT0709124 Because of scanning constraints, only the veins of the wings are visible. Cataglyphis savignyi
Formicinae Cataglyphis savignyi worker body CASENT0709126 Cataglyphis savignyi
Formicinae Dinomyrmex gigas worker head CASENT0742837 OIST Head of one of the largest ants in the world, collected from Borneo, Malaysia. Dinomyrmex gigas
Myrmeciinae Myrmecia worker body Myrmecia
Myrmicinae Carebara elmenteitae major worker body Carebara elmenteitae
Myrmicinae Carebara elmenteitae worker head Phragmotic major worker head. Carebara elmenteitae
Myrmicinae Carebara lilith worker body Phragmotic major worker. Collected from leaf litter by R. Belshaw on Nov. 8th, 1992 in Ashanti, Juaso in Ghana. Carebara lilith
Myrmicinae Carebara phragmotica major worker body Phragmotic major worker. Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Carebara phragmotica
Myrmicinae Daceton armigerum worker head CASENT0790345 OIST Head of specialised, arboreal trap-jaw ant from South America. Daceton armigerum
Myrmicinae Melissotarsus queen body CASENT0790224 OIST ''Melissotarsus'' sp. queen. Rare and bizarre ants from Africa that live under bark of trees. Melissotarsus
Myrmicinae Melissotarsus worker mouthparts CASENT0790604 Open mouthparts of bark-inhabiting ant species ''Melissotarsus'' sp. from Africa. Morphology and Terminology
Myrmicinae Melissotarsus worker body CASENT0790858 OIST ''Melissotarsus'' sp. worker. Rare and bizarre ants from Africa that live under bark of trees. Melissotarsus
Myrmicinae Meranoplus magrettii worker body CASENT0790674 Meranoplus magrettii
Myrmicinae Nesomyrmex cataulacoides worker body CASENT0790667 OIST Heavily armoured arboreal ant species from Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya. Nesomyrmex cataulacoides
Myrmicinae Pheidole aana major worker body Pheidole aana
Myrmicinae Pheidole aana minor worker body Pheidole aana
Myrmicinae Pheidole cervicornis minor worker body Pheidole cervicornis
Myrmicinae Pheidole drogon minor worker body Pheidole drogon
Myrmicinae Pheidole lucida queen body Pheidole lucida
Myrmicinae Pheidole lucida worker body CASENT0038297 Pheidole lucida
Myrmicinae Pheidole madecassa major worker body CASENT0319212 A major worker. Pheidole madecassa
Myrmicinae Pheidole madecassa minor worker body CASENT0319212 A minor worker. Pheidole madecassa
Myrmicinae Pheidole madecassa queen body CASENT0163855 Pheidole madecassa
Myrmicinae Pheidole oculata worker body CASENT0740726 Pheidole oculata
Myrmicinae Pheidole oswaldi major worker body CASENT0709659 A major worker from Madagascar. Pheidole oswaldi
Myrmicinae Pheidole veteratrix major worker body CASENT0709613 A major worker from Madagascar. Pheidole veteratrix
Myrmicinae Pheidole veteratrix minor worker body CASENT0709612 A minor worker from Madagascar. Pheidole veteratrix
Myrmicinae Pheidole veteratrix queen body CASENT0198769 Pheidole veteratrix
Myrmicinae Pheidole viserion major worker body Pheidole viserion
Myrmicinae Pheidole viserion minor worker body Pheidole viserion
Myrmicinae Protalaridris armata worker head CASENT0790479 OIST Head of bizarre, very small, cryptic predatory ant from northern South America. Protalaridris armata
Myrmicinae Solenopsis elhawagryi worker body CASENT0709354 OIST Rarely collected, likely subterranean species from the Arabian Peninsula. Solenopsis elhawagryi
Myrmicinae Solenopsis geminata major worker body CASENT0742906 OIST Major worker. Solenopsis geminata
Myrmicinae Solenopsis geminata minor worker body CASENT0742907 OIST Minor worker. Solenopsis geminata
Myrmicinae Solenopsis invicta major worker body OKENT0011212 OIST Major worker. Solenopsis invicta
Myrmicinae Solenopsis invicta minor worker body OKENT0011209 OIST Minor worker. Solenopsis invicta
Myrmicinae Solenopsis saudiensis worker body CASENT0709348 OIST Very rare, small, likely subterranean ant from the Arabian Peninsula. Solenopsis saudiensis
Myrmicinae Strongylognathus arnoldii worker body CASENT0764574 Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen Dulotic or “slave-raiding” ant species from Russia with saber-shaped mandibles. Strongylognathus arnoldii
Myrmicinae Strumigenys anorak worker body CASENT0186900 ''Strumigenys'' FJ18. Strumigenys anorak
Myrmicinae Strumigenys artemis worker body CASENT0186982 OIST ''Strumigenys'' FJ13. Strumigenys artemis
Myrmicinae Strumigenys avatar worker body CASENT0185902 OIST ''Strumigenys'' FJ01. Strumigenys avatar
Myrmicinae Strumigenys basiliska worker body CASENT0185655 Strumigenys basiliska
Myrmicinae Strumigenys chernovi worker body CASENT0184779 Strumigenys chernovi
Myrmicinae Strumigenys ekasura worker body CASENT0184622 Strumigenys ekasura
Myrmicinae Strumigenys frivola worker body CASENT0186834 Strumigenys frivola
Myrmicinae Strumigenys gunter worker body CASENT0184984 ''Strumigenys'' FJ04. Strumigenys gunter
Myrmicinae Strumigenys gunter worker body CASENT0184984 OIST ''Strumigenys'' FJ14. Strumigenys gunter
Myrmicinae Strumigenys mailei worker body CASENT0184653 Strumigenys mailei
Myrmicinae Strumigenys nidifex worker body CASENT0185829 Strumigenys nidifex
Myrmicinae Strumigenys oasis worker body CASENT0185751 OIST ''Strumigenys'' FJ19. Strumigenys oasis
Myrmicinae Strumigenys parzival worker body CASENT0186960 BPBM Sarnat et al. 2019. Holotype, Vanua Levu, Fiji. Strumigenys parzival
Myrmicinae Strumigenys praefecta worker body CASENT0186943 Strumigenys praefecta
Myrmicinae Strumigenys sulcata worker body CASENT0185713 Strumigenys sulcata
Myrmicinae Strumigenys tumida worker body CASENT00185699 Strumigenys tumida
Myrmicinae Temnothorax elmenshawyi worker body CASENT0790667 OIST Known from the Asir Mountains of southwestern Saudi Arabia. Temnothorax elmenshawyi
Myrmicinae Terataner balrog worker body CASENT0472559 CASC Holotype. Terataner balrog
Myrmicinae Terataner balrog worker body CASENT0426614 CASC Paratype. Terataner balrog
Myrmicinae Terataner nymeria worker body CASENT0053630 CASC Terataner nymeria
Myrmicinae Tetramorium adamsi worker body CASENT0746170 CASC Tetramorium adamsi
Myrmicinae Tetramorium bonibony worker body CASENT0444278 CASC Tetramorium bonibony
Myrmicinae Tetramorium elf worker body CASENT0009531 CASC Tetramorium elf
Myrmicinae Tetramorium jarawa worker body NCBS-AV761 National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India Holotype. Tetramorium jarawa
Myrmicinae Tetramorium krishnani worker body NCBS-AV940 National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India Holotype. Tetramorium krishnani
Myrmicinae Tetramorium longicorne worker body CASENT0790890 OIST Tetramorium longicorne
Myrmicinae Tetramorium melleum worker body CASENT0790603 OIST Extremely spiny ant from New Guinea and Australia. Tetramorium melleum
Myrmicinae Tetramorium smaug worker body CASENT0189246 CASC Rare and spiny ant species described from Madagascar Tetramorium smaug
Myrmicinae Tetramorium spininode worker body CASENT0764582 OIST Tetramorium spininode
Myrmicinae Tetramorium venator worker body CASENT0790076 OIST Tetramorium venator
Ponerinae Dinoponera quadriceps worker body CASENT0742902 OIST Dinoponera quadriceps
Ponerinae Euponera sikorae queen body Because of scanning constraints, only the more sclerotised veins of the wings can be seen. Euponera sikorae
Ponerinae Thaumatomyrmex mutilatus worker body CASENT0790163 OIST Thaumatomyrmex mutilatus
Proceratiinae Discothyrea aisnetu worker body CASENT0235475 SAMC Discothyrea aisnetu
Proceratiinae Discothyrea athene worker body CASENT00764088 BMNH Discothyrea athene
Proceratiinae Discothyrea banna worker body CASENT0717827 OIST Discothyrea banna
Proceratiinae Discothyrea chimera worker body CASENT0235471 SAMC Discothyrea chimera
Proceratiinae Discothyrea damato worker body CASENT0247362 BMNH Discothyrea damato
Proceratiinae Discothyrea damato worker body CASENT0764592 OIST Discothyrea damato
Proceratiinae Discothyrea diana worker body CASENT0717811 OIST Discothyrea diana
Proceratiinae Discothyrea dryad worker body CASENT0247374 BMNH Discothyrea dryad
Proceratiinae Discothyrea gaia worker body CASENT0790100 BMNH Discothyrea gaia
Proceratiinae Discothyrea gryphon worker body CASENT0790103 BMNH Discothyrea gryphon
Proceratiinae Discothyrea hawkesi worker body CASENT0235470 SAMC Discothyrea hawkesi
Proceratiinae Discothyrea kalypso worker body CASENT0235468 SAMC Discothyrea kalypso
Proceratiinae Discothyrea kamiteta worker body OKENT0029312 OIST Discothyrea kamiteta
Proceratiinae Discothyrea maia worker body CASENT0790541 BMNH Discothyrea maia
Proceratiinae Discothyrea michelae worker body CASENT0235469 SAMC Discothyrea michelae
Proceratiinae Discothyrea mixta worker body CASENT0285473 Discothyrea mixta
Proceratiinae Discothyrea penthos worker body CASENT0790105 BMNH Discothyrea penthos
Proceratiinae Discothyrea poweri worker body CASENT0764095 OIST Discothyrea poweri
Proceratiinae Discothyrea schulzei worker body CASENT0790121 BMNH Discothyrea schulzei
Proceratiinae Discothyrea traegaordhi worker body CASENT0790122 BMNH Discothyrea traegaordhi
Proceratiinae Discothyrea venus worker body CASENT0195467 OIST Discothyrea venus
Proceratiinae Discothyrea venus worker body CASENT0790116 BMNH Discothyrea venus
Proceratiinae Discothyrea wakanda worker body CASENT0790326 MRAC Discothyrea wakanda
Proceratiinae Proceratium bruelheidei worker body CASENT0790023 SWFU Proceratium bruelheidei
Proceratiinae Proceratium deelemani worker body CASENT0281858 OIST Proceratium deelemani
Proceratiinae Proceratium itoi worker body CASENT0016142 OIST Proceratium itoi
Proceratiinae Proceratium japonicum worker body CASENT0790834 OIST Proceratium japonicum
Proceratiinae Proceratium kepingmai worker body CASENT0790031 SWFU Proceratium kepingmai
Proceratiinae Proceratium longigaster worker body CASENT0790673 OIST Proceratium longigaster
Proceratiinae Proceratium shohei worker body CASENT0717686 SWFU Proceratium shohei
Proceratiinae Proceratium sp. worker head CASENT0790271 OIST Specimen from USA Morphology and Terminology
Proceratiinae Proceratium zhaoi worker body CASENT0790672 SWFU Proceratium zhaoi
Proceratiinae Proceratium zhaoi worker body CASENT07900671 zhaoi Proceratium zhaoi