List of North American Genera

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The following genera are known from North America.

Genus Subfamily No. Species Key Understanding Notes
Acanthostichus Dorylinae 4 Key Good
Acromyrmex Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Acromyrmex versicolor
Acropyga Formicinae 1 Good Single species, Acropyga epedana
Anochetus Ponerinae 1 Good Single introduced species, Anochetus mayri
Aphaenogaster Myrmicinae 26 Key Revise
Atta Myrmicinae 2 Key Good
Brachymyrmex Formicinae 6 Revise
Brachyponera Ponerinae 1 Good Single introduced species, Brachyponera chinensis
Camponotus Formicinae 50 Tune Up
Cardiocondyla Myrmicinae 6 Key Good
Carebara Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Carebara longii
Cephalotes Myrmicinae 3 Key Good
Colobopsis Formicinae 9 Revise
Crematogaster Myrmicinae 34 Eastern US, Western US Revise
Cryptopone Ponerinae 1 Good Single species, Cryptopone gilva
Cyphomyrmex Myrmicinae 4 Key Good
Discothyrea Proceratiinae 1 Good Single species, Discothyrea testacea
Dolichoderus Dolichoderinae 6 Key Good
Dolopomyrmex Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Dolopomyrmex pilatus
Dorymyrmex Dolichoderinae 13 Revise
Eurhopalothrix Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Eurhopalothrix floridana
Forelius Dolichoderinae 2 Key Revise
Formica Formicinae 147 F. pallidefulva group, F. rufa group Variable across species groups
Formicoxenus Myrmicinae 8 Key Good
Fulakora Amblyoponinae 1 Good Single species, Fulakora orizabana
Gnamptogenys Ectatomminae 2 Key Good
Harpagoxenus Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Harpagoxenus canadensis
Hypoponera Ponerinae 6 Key Tune Up
Labidus Dorylinae 1 Good Single species, Labidus coecus
Lasius Formicinae 33 Key Tune Up
Leptogenys Ponerinae 2 Key Good
Leptothorax Myrmicinae 15 Revise
Linepithema Dolichoderinae 1 Good Single introduced species, Linepithema humile
Liometopum Dolichoderinae 3 Key Good
Manica Myrmicinae 6 Key Good
Monomorium Myrmicinae 14 Key Revise
Mycetosoritis Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Mycetosoritis hartmanni
Myrmecina Myrmicinae 2 Key Revise
Myrmecocystus Formicinae 25 Key Tune Up
Myrmica Myrmicinae 47 Key Revise
Neivamyrmex Dorylinae 28 Key Tune Up
Neoponera Ponerinae 1 Good Single species, Neoponera villosa
Nesomyrmex Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Nesomyrmex wilda
Nomamyrmex Dorylinae 1 Good Single species, Nomamyrmex esenbeckii
Novomessor Myrmicinae 2 Key Good
Nylanderia Formicinae 21 Key Tune Up
Ochetellus Dolichoderinae 1 Good Single introduced species, Ochetellus glaber
Odontomachus Ponerinae 6 Key Good
Pachycondyla Ponerinae 1 Good Single species, Pachycondyla harpax
Paratrechina Formicinae 1 Good Single species, Paratrechina longicornis
Pheidole Myrmicinae 78 Tune Up
Platythyrea Ponerinae 1 Good Single species, Platythyrea punctata
Pogonomyrmex Myrmicinae 29 Key Good
Polyergus Formicinae 15 Key Good
Ponera Ponerinae 2 Key Good
Prenolepis Formicinae 3 Good
Prionopelta Amblyoponinae 1 Good Single species, Prionopelta antillana
Proceratium Proceratiinae 9 Key Good
Pseudomyrmex Pseudomyrmecinae 10 Key Good
Pseudoponera Ponerinae 1 Good Single introduced species, Pseudoponera stigma
Rogeria Myrmicinae 2 Key Good
Solenopsis Myrmicinae 33 Revise
Stenamma Myrmicinae 18 Revise
Stigmatomma Amblyoponinae 3 Key Good
Strumigenys Myrmicinae 51 Key Tune Up
Syscia Dorylinae 1 Tune up Single species, Syscia augustae
Tapinoma Dolichoderinae 6 Key Revise
Technomyrmex Dolichoderinae 2 Key Good Two introduced species
Temnothorax Myrmicinae 63 California Revise
Tetramorium Myrmicinae 13 Key Good
Trachymyrmex Myrmicinae 9 Key Good
Trichomyrmex Myrmicinae 1 Good Single introduced species, Trichomyrmex destructor
Typhlomyrmex Ectatomminae 1 Revise Single unidentified species
Veromessor Myrmicinae 8 Key Tune Up
Vollenhovia Myrmicinae 2 Good Two introduced species
Wasmannia Myrmicinae 1 Good Single introduced species, Wasmannia auropunctata
Xenomyrmex Myrmicinae 1 Good Single species, Xenomyrmex floridanus