Regional Ant Species of the World

To find out more about ants in specific locations please select an area below.

Here are some sites that have vast databases of all the ants:


AntWeb provides tools for exploring the diversity and identification of ants. The AntWeb database contains accurate images of around 16,000 world species. AntWeb also allows you to place ant species on Google Earth!

Ant Base

Antbase has a useful ant distribution system.

Bolton’s Catalogue of Ants of the World

Barry Bolton catalogues nearly 11,500 ant species in 23 subfamilies, with an additional 600 extinct species. The database is very easy to use.

Ant Genera of the World

A series of maps illustrating the global distribution of every known genus of ant.

Discover Life

This website has global maps linked to many ant species.