Showing 40 types of ANTS
Several species are native to North America, and they can be found throughout the United States.
This is a native species in eastern North America.
Thought to have arrived from Brazil in ships transporting coffee around 1891, and now found throughout North America, in Hawaii, and on most other continents throughout the world.
These ants are native insects in South and Central America.
Several species of this genus are native to the southern United States, and they are also a common imported pest problem in Hawaii.
These are native species in North America and are most common in the southwestern quarter of the U.S.
Native to the western United States, where it is found commonly along the western Sierra Nevada mountain range at low elevations.
These are native ants in lowland tropical rainforests in Latin America.
These are native ants in the western U.S.
Many species of these ants are native to North America, with several species seemingly the most likely to invade structural wood members. There are many destructive species in the Pacific Northwest states, as well as from Florida to the northeast to the southwest and in Hawaii.
Native to North America, and primarily a pest problem in the Midwest to the Northeast states, although it appears to occur from California to Florida as well.
Believed to be native to India, but now found throughout the world. It is most common in the U.S. from Florida to Texas along the Gulf Coast, but also occurs in other states from California to New York, as well as in Hawaii.
This species is native to cold regions of Asia and Europe and was discovered in the Upper Northeast of the U.S. as early as 1908 in Massachusetts and in Maine in the 1950’s. Its range has expanded and it now is present in much of the northeast U.S. and southeastern Canada.
These are native species in Florida and nearby states.
Native to the eastern United States, and found along the Gulf States from Louisiana to Florida and north to North Carolina.
Probably tropical in origin, as it is found in Hawaii and Florida, as well as on occasion in greenhouses in other states.
Probably native to Southeast Asia, as Hawaii has NO native ant species, but it is one of dozens of ants species now found in the Islands.
Native to the southwest states of the United States as well as some species in other areas of the U.S.
Apparently native to North America, and common from the east coast states west to Washington and throughout the Midwest.
Most species of Atta are native to Latin America, but it also occurs in the United States along the Gulf Coast states through Texas to Arizona. Atta texana is a common and very damaging species in the southern states.
Possibly a native of the United States, where it is found most commonly in the eastern half, but frequently in California as well.
This ant is native to Central and South America, but now is found in Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, and North America in Florida, California, and Hawaii.
This is a native species in western North America. While there are many other species of carpenter ants in North America this species is one of the most common in the West. Images for another common western species are also shown.
Native to North America, and found throughout much of southern Canada, all of the U.S., and into Mexico.
Believed to originate from either Europe or Asia, but found commonly throughout the east coast states and California, and less commonly in the Midwest.
It is believed to have originated in Africa, but spread to Europe, and from there spread to the United States. It now is found in many parts of the world including the U.S. and Canada, and is a pest in Hawaii. As a tropical species it is most common in the warmer southern states, but inhabits structures in northern areas as well.
Several species of these native North American ants occur here, most often in the warmer southern half of the United States.
These ants are native to South America and the Caribbean.
Numerous species of these ants are native to North America, particularly in the drier, warmer regions of the United States and south into Mexico. There are more than two dozen species known, with only a single species found east of the Mississippi River.
RIFA originated in South America, entered the United States in the southern states around 1930, and spread rapidly to 17 southeastern states. It has since spread to California and isolated incidents have occurred in other states.
Possibly native to North America, this ant is found commonly throughout the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada, but also is common in California.
These may be native ants in eastern North America.
Native to the southwestern United States, and found in California and Arizona.
These ants previously were believed to be native to the islands of the Caribbean. But, studies in 2012 confirmed that it is a species native to South America. The "common" name disagreement is not completely settled.
This is a native species in Texas and south into Mexico.
Many species in this genus are native to North America, and are found commonly throughout the continent.
Not mentioned in literature, but this species is found throughout the United States as a common, indoor ant pest.
This species has occurred sporadically in the U.S. as an import from tropical Latin America, where it is found from Mexico to Brazil. It appears to be transported in potting soils of imported plants. In recent years it has been found along the east coast states, in California, and in Hawaii.
Native to the western United States and Mexico, and found throughout California south into Mexico and east to Colorado.
Native to Southeast Asia and possibly the Australian region, but now spreading throughout much of the world. It is common in Florida and Hawaii and has been found as far west as California.