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North American Insects - Ants Subfamily Myrmicinae



Long-legged ant
(Aphaenogaster cockerelli)
Long-legged ant
The Long-legged ant is a dark reddish brown slender ant with long legs, and antennae with twelve segments. It has two prominent spines on propodeum (the part of the abdomen in front of the "waist"). They live in large colonies. These fast moving... Read more >
Forest bachac
(Atta cephalotes)
Forest bachac
The Forest bachac is a species of leafcutter ant. Atta species harvest leaves of plants which are brought into the nest and used to grow fungus. The worker ants tend to the fungus inside the nest. This species is a significant insect pest in... Read more >
Texas leafcutter ant
(Atta texana)
Texas leafcutter ant
Texas leafcutter ant is a major insect pest of ornamental plants and agricultural plants, and can rapidly defoliate trees. The ant is reddish brown or dark brown in color with a narrow waist and workers have three pairs of spines on the back of the... Read more >
Tramp ant
(Cardiocondyla venustula)
Tramp ant
Cardiocondyla venustula is a tiny dark brown tramp ant that is only about two millimetres in length. It is an invasive species that has been introduced from Africa, but since it does not spread in large numbers and is not harmful to people, it is... Read more >
Acrobat ant
(Crematogaster ashmeadi)
Acrobat ant
Crematogaster ashmeadi is an arboreal ant that gets its common name of Acrobat ant from the worker ant's ability of holding its abdomen above the rest of the body. It is a small shiny brown or black ant about three millimetres in length. It lives in... Read more >
Valentine ant
(Crematogaster laeviuscula)
Valentine ant
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European imported fire ant
(Myrmica rubra)
European imported fire ant
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Bigheaded ant
(Pheidole megacephala)
Bigheaded ant
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Red harvester ant
(Pogonomyrmex barbatus)
Red harvester ant
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Western harvester ant
(Pogonomyrmex occidentalis)
Western harvester ant
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Rough harvester ant
(Pogonomyrmex rugosus)
Rough harvester ant
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Fire ant
(Solenopsis geminata)
Fire ant
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Red imported fire ant
(Solenopsis invicta)
Red imported fire ant
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Black imported fire ant
(Solenopsis richteri)
Black imported fire ant
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Southern fire ant
(Solenopsis xyloni)
Southern fire ant
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Tramp ant
(Tetramorium bicarinatum)
Tramp ant
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Pavement ant
(Tetramorium caespitum)
Pavement ant
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Ant
(Tetramorium simillimum)
Ant
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Little fire ant
(Wasmannia auropunctata)
Little fire ant
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