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Taxonomy for Formicidae (Ants)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
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Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
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Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856979 species
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Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1593949 species
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Order
Hymenoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Wasps) - Systematics
 198 families, 13904 genera, 255130 species
Tree
Suborder
Apocrita (Gerstaecker, 1867) (True wasps)
 154 families, 12865 genera, 245517 species
Tree
Infraorder
Aculeata (Latreille, 1802) (Stinging wasps)
 59 families, 4515 genera, 121481 species
Tree
Superfamily
Formicoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Ants)
 5 families, 1482 genera, 51761 species
Tree
Family
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) (Ants) - Systematics
 1482 genera, 51761 species
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Genera1.482
Species51.761
Common namesAnts
German namesAmeisen
Dutch namesMieren
Danish namesMyrerne, Myrer
Finnish namesMuurahaiset
Norwegian namesMaur
Swedish namesMyror
Spanish namesHormigas
Italian namesFormiche
French namesFourmis
AuthorLatreille, 1809
Distribution
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Continents:

Eurasia
America
Africa
Oceania


Ecozones:

Palaearctic
Nearctic
Afrotropical
Neotropical
Indo-Australian region


Fossils:

Cenozoic
Paleozoic
Mesozoic


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean


Countries
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Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesFormicidae in bie.ala.org.au
Formicidae in insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu
Formicidae in antcat.org
Formicidae in antwiki.org
Formicidae in darwinfoundation.org
Formicidae in faunaeur.org
Formicidae in itis.gov
Formicidae in antweb.org
Formicidae in dyntaxa.se
Formicidae in Wikipedia (English)
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Group    Titusia (Ashmead, 1905)
     0 species
Subfamily    Aenictinae (Emery, 1901)
     1 genus, 357 species
Subfamily    Aenictogitoninae (Ashmead, 1905)
     1 genus, 9 species
Subfamily    Agroecomyrmecinae (Carpenter, 1930)
     4 genera, 6 species
Subfamily    Alloformicinae (Emery, 1925) -> Formicinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Amblyoponinae (Forel, 1893) -> Amblyoponini
     3 genera, 4 species
Subfamily    Aneuretinae (Emery, 1913)
     10 genera, 14 species
Subfamily    Apomyrminae (Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988) -> Amblyoponinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Armaniinae (Dlussky, 1983)
     10 genera, 17 species
Subfamily    Brownimeciinae (Bolton, 2003)
     1 genus, 1 species
Subfamily    Cerapachyinae (Forel, 1893) -> Dorylinae
     14 genera, 588 species
Subfamily    Ceraphachyinae (Forel, 1893) -> Cerapachyinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Discothyrinae (Clark, 1951) -> Proceratiini
     0 species
Subfamily    Dolichoderinae (Forel, 1878) (Odorous Ants)
     108 genera, 2932 species
Subfamily    Dorylinae (Leach, 1815)
     47 genera, 723 species
Subfamily    Dulichoderinae (Forel, 1878) -> Dolichoderinae
     2 genera, 0 species
Subfamily    Ecitoninae (Forel, 1893) -> Dorylinae
     5 genera, 898 species
Subfamily    Ectatomminae (Emery, 1895)
     32 genera, 1022 species
Subfamily    Eucamponotinae (Forel, 1912) -> Formicinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Eudolichoderinae (Forel, 1917) -> Dolichoderinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Eudorylinae (Forel, 1917) -> Dorylinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Euformicinae (Emery, 1925) -> Formicinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Eumyrmicinae (Emery, 1914) -> Myrmicinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Euponerinae (Emery, 1909) -> Ponerinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Exeuponerinae (Donisthorpe, 1943) -> Ponerini
     0 species
Subfamily    Formiciinae (Lutz, 1986)
     5 genera, 25 species
Subfamily    Formicinae (Latreille, 1809)
     327 genera, 14855 species
Subfamily    Formiciuminae
     0 species
Subfamily    Heteroformicinae (Emery, 1925) -> Formicinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Heteroponerinae (Bolton, 2003)
     3 genera, 61 species
Subfamily    Leptaleinae (Smith, 1951) -> Pseudomyrmecini
     0 species
Subfamily    Leptanillinae (Emery, 1910)
     9 genera, 85 species
Subfamily    Leptanilloidinae (Bolton, 1992)
     2 genera, 18 species
Subfamily    Martialinae (Rabeling & Verhaagh, 2008)
     1 genus, 1 species
Subfamily    Mesocamponotinae (Forel, 1912) -> Formicinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Metadorylinae (Forel, 1917) -> Dorylinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Mycetomyrmicinae (Forel, 1917) -> Myrmicinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Myrmeciinae (Emery, 1877)
     15 genera, 325 species
Subfamily    Myrmecinae (Lepeletier De Saint-fargeau, 1835)
     1 genus, 1 species
Subfamily    Myrmicinae (Lepeletier, 1835)
     631 genera, 23122 species
Subfamily    Neoattini (Kusnezov, 1956) -> Attini
     0 species
Subfamily    Nothomyrmeciinae (Bolton, 1995) -> Prionomyrmecini
     0 species
Subfamily    Notomyrmeciinae (Bolton, 1995) -> Prionomyrmecini
     1 genus, 0 species
Subfamily    Omophorinae (Marshall, 1917) -> Metatygini
     0 species
Subfamily    Pachycondylinae (Ashmead, 1905) -> Ponerini
     0 species
Subfamily    Paleoattini (Kusnezov, 1956) -> Attini
     0 species
Subfamily    Paleoponerinae (Forel, 1917) -> Myrmeciini
     0 species
Subfamily    Paleosminthurinae (Pierce & Gibron, 1962)
     1 genus, 1 species
Subfamily    Paraponerinae (Emery, 1901)
     1 genus, 5 species
Subfamily    Ponerinae (Lepeletier, 1835)
     157 genera, 4929 species
Subfamily    Procamponotinae (Forel, 1912) -> Myrmoteratini
     0 species
Subfamily    Proceratiinae (Emery, 1895)
     14 genera, 229 species
Subfamily    Prodolichoderinae (Forel, 1917) -> Aneuretinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Prodorylinae (Emery, 1909) -> Exeuponerinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Promyrmicinae (Forel, 1911) -> Metaponini
     0 species
Subfamily    Proponerinae (Emery, 1909) -> Exeuponerinae
     0 species
Subfamily    Pseudomyrmecinae (Smith, 1952)
     25 genera, 1315 species
Subfamily    Rhagiomyrmicinae (Forel, 1917)
     0 species
Subfamily    Sphecomyrminae (Wilson & Brown, 1967)
     12 genera, 32 species
Subfamily    Taraxoponerinae (Forel, 1917) -> Exeuponerinae
     0 species
Genus    Acrocephalus - 4 species
Genus    Arabitragus - 1 species
Genus    Bolton - 0 species
Genus    Brachycystis (Dalla Torre, 1897) -> Brachycistis - 0 species
Genus    Bruayaphis (Nel & Al., 2012) - 1 species
Genus    Bruaylogus (Coty & Al., 2014) - 1 species
Genus    Buteo - 21 species
Genus    Canaphis (Heie, 2006) - 1 species
Genus    Carduelis (Redpoll) - 31 species
Genus    Cerapchys - 1 species
Genus    Ceratomyrmex (Perrichot & Al., 2016) - 1 species
Genus    Creamtogaster - 1 species
Genus    Cyphomymex - 1 species
Genus    Diacama - 1 species
Genus    Dolichoformica (Grimaldi & Engel, 2005) - 1 species
Genus    Dorymermex - 2 species
Genus    Eocynipites (Hong, 2002) - 1 species
Genus    Eomyza (Cockerell, 1924) - 1 species
Genus    Eoprephasma (Archibald & Bradler, 2015) - 1 species
Genus    Europhalothrix - 0 species
Genus    Eurynotellus (Carpenter, 1985) - 1 species
Genus    Eurythmopteryx (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 species
Genus    Gnamtogenys - 0 species
Genus    Hyperponera - 1 species
Genus    Hypopheidole (Ashmead, 1905) - 0 species
Genus    Illex - 1 species
Genus    Lophomrymex - 2 species
Genus    Lordomryma - 0 species
Genus    Lycalopex - 1 species
Genus    Mauritia - 5 species
Genus    Myccocepurus - 1 species
Genus    Myrmeceocystus - 3 species
Genus    Myrmegis (Rafinesque, 1815) -> Atta - 0 species
Genus    Newgenus - 0 species
Genus    Oligomrymex - 0 species
Genus    Opisthospis - 12 species
Genus    Pachycondyola - 1 species
Genus    Pergandea (Ashmead, 1905) -> Phylloxera - 0 species
Genus    Pesudolasius - 3 species
Genus    Phylloscopus - 14 species
Genus    Prionophana (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 species
Genus    Pronolepis - 1 species
Genus    Pseudoaphomomyrmex - 1 species
Genus    Pseudocarabites (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 species
Genus    Pseudomymra - 2 species
Genus    Rectorhagas (Lin, 1982) - 1 species
Genus    Rhytipoponera -> Rhytidoponera - 1 species
Genus    Salticomorpha (Motschoulsky, 1855) - 1 species
Genus    Sinothauma (Hong & Li, 2007) - 1 species
Genus    Smithistuma - 1 species
Genus    Soleonopsis - 1 species
Genus    Spermophilus - 1 species
Genus    Sterna - 27 species
Genus    Stronglyognathus (Mayr, 1853) - 24 species
Genus    Tetraporena - 1 species
Genus    Titanophasma (Brongniart, 1882) - 1 species
Genus    Titanoptera (Sharov, 1968) - 1 species
Genus    Torgos - 2 species
Genus    Unnamedgenus - 0 species
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Ant with red head - Crematogaster scutellaris
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Ant Queen - infesting by parasites
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Lasius niger - killing a young queen
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderAculeata
Stinging wasps
SuperfamilyFormicoidea
Ants
FamilyFormicidae
Ants
AuthorLatreille, 1809

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