ID guide | introduced ants

North America

The following is a preliminary list of introduced ant species known to have established populations in North America. For the individual state lists, species might be native to North America, but introduced locally in the particular state. If you find errors or have additional information, please post a comment on this page.

* North American population possibly native. See taxon description for distribution.
** North American population possibly extinct.

Anergates atratulus
Anochetus mayri
Brachymyrmex JAM-001
Brachymyrmex minutus
*Brachymyrmex obscurior
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Camponotus atriceps
Camponotus planatus
Camponotus sexguttatus
Cardiocondyla emeryi
Cardiocondyla mauritanica
Cardiocondyla minutior
Cardiocondyla obscurior
Cardiocondyla venustula
Cardiocondyla wroughtonii
Crematogaster obscurata
Cyphomyrmex rimosus
*Eurhopalothrix floridana
Gnamptogenys triangularis
*Hypoponera opaciceps
Hypoponera punctatissima
Hypoponera ragusai
Linepithema humile
Monomorium destructor
Monomorium ebeninum
Monomorium floricola
Monomorium pharaonis
**Myrmelachista ramulorum
Myrmica rubra
Myrmica specioides
Nylanderia bourbonica
Nylanderia flavipes
Nylanderia fulva
Nylanderia guatemalensis
Nylanderia pubens
Nylanderia vividula
Ochetellus glaber
Odontomachus ruginodis
Pachycondyla chinensis
Pachycondyla stigma
Paratrechina longicornis
Pheidole anastasii
Pheidole flavens
Pheidole megacephala
Pheidole moerens
Pheidole obscurithorax
Pheidole teneriffana
Plagiolepis alluaudi
Prionopelta antillana
Pseudomyrmex gracilis
Pyramica eggersi
Pyramica epinotalis
Pyramica gundlachi
Pyramica hexamera
Pyramica margaritae
Pyramica membranifera
Solenopsis geminata
Solenopsis invicta
Solenopsis richteri
Strumigenys emmae
Strumigenys lanuginosa
Strumigenys rogeri
Strumigenys silvestrii
Tapinoma melanocephalum
Technomyrmex difficilis
Technomyrmex vitiensis
Tetramorium bicarinatum
Tetramorium caespitum
Tetramorium caldarium
Tetramorium lanuginosum
Tetramorium pacificum
Tetramorium simillimum
Tetramorium tsushimae
Vollenhovia emeryi
Wasmannia auropunctata

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith