ID Aids supporting identification of invasive ants
We’ve selected this set of five ID Aids from over 50 (in ITP’s 3,300+ ID Aid collection) that concern ants. This set was inspired by the IPPC Secretariat’s recent call for technical resources to support the IPPC Implementation pilot project on surveillance, for specific work on three pests, one of which is invasive ants. These ID Aids cover ants from regions around the world and feature a range of identification resources.
Entomofauna Québec, Inc. Canada
“Les Fourmis” includes a checklist, image gallery, and, under the “Outils” menu tab, taxonomic descriptions and other scientific literature about ants. In French.
Oregon Department of Agriculture, United States of America
Covers the introduction, spread, biology, and identification of both red and black imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri, respectively).
Smithsonian National Museum of National History, United States of America
Click on “Type Specimen Database” to access high-quality images and specimen information by taxon name.
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
Includes an illustrated pathway key, a dichotomous key, some descriptions, and an illustrated identification guide, for two groups of ants.
Find high-quality ant images and identification-related articles and information in this blog by choosing, from the menu at the top of the page, "Galleries” (and then “Ants”), “Articles,” or “North American Ants.”