Ants of North America
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|The ants of the North America are relatively well studied in comparison to other regional faunas. What does this actually mean? While there are more species to be discovered and described, these new species will likely be mostly rarer species and species that are part of some taxonomically difficult species groups. The latter remain one of the most vexing basic problems for this region and includes a few of the most speciose genera. Most notable are Formica and Myrmica. Biological information can be found for many species of ants that occur here but there still remain more holes in our knowledge than hard facts.|
Overview of Ants
Size of the North American Fauna
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See how the North American fauna compares with the rest of the world.
Lists and Maps of Species
Lists of ants from various places within the United States.
- Lodgepole Pine ant fauna; Houston, British Columbia
- Ants of the Apalachicola National Forest's pine flatwoods
- Ants of the Albany Pine Bush
- New England Ant Species - Covering the six New England states, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
- Ants of New York City
- The ants of the Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah).
Species Lists for States
Click to see state-based species lists.
- Just getting started? Try the Key to Subfamilies of North America.
- Know the subfamily? Jump to a genus key.
- Know the genus? Select a species key.
If you're in New Mexico, use the New Mexico genus key.