Colombia

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Colombia
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Location
Region Americas
Subregion South America
BioRegion Neotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 12
Genera 95
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 827
Endemic Species 163
% Endemic Species 19.7%
Introduced Species 4

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Colombia. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Colombian ants.

Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Colombian Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Acanthognathus

Acanthoponera

Acanthostichus

Acromyrmex

Acropyga

Adelomyrmex

Anochetus

Aphaenogaster

Apterostigma

Atta

Azteca

Basiceros

Belonopelta

Blepharidatta

Brachymyrmex

Camponotus

Carebara

Centromyrmex

Cephalotes

Cerapachys

Cheliomyrmex

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Cylindromyrmex

Cyphomyrmex

Dinoponera

Discothyrea

Dolichoderus

Dorymyrmex

Eciton

Ectatomma

Eurhopalothrix

Forelius

Fulakora

Gigantiops

Gnamptogenys

Heteroponera

Hylomyrma

Hypoponera

Kalathomyrmex

Labidus

Lachnomyrmex

Lenomyrmex

Leptanilloides

Leptogenys

Linepithema

Mayaponera

Megalomyrmex

Monomorium

Mycetarotes

Mycocepurus

Myrmelachista

Myrmicocrypta

Neivamyrmex

Neoponera

Nesomyrmex

Nomamyrmex

Nylanderia

Ochetomyrmex

Octostruma

Odontomachus

Oxyepoecus

Pachycondyla

Paraponera

Paratrechina

Pheidole

Platythyrea

Pogonomyrmex

Prionopelta

Probolomyrmex

Proceratium

Procryptocerus

Protalaridris

Pseudomyrmex

Pseudoponera

Rasopone

Rhopalothrix

Rogeria

Sericomyrmex

Simopelta

Solenopsis

Stegomyrmex

Stenamma

Strumigenys

Talaridris

Tapinoma

Tatuidris

Technomyrmex

Tetramorium

Thaumatomyrmex

Trachymyrmex

Tranopelta

Trichomyrmex

Typhlomyrmex

Wasmannia

Uncertain species

The following species was described from Colombia but its true identity is currently unknown.

REFERENCES

  • Aldana de la Torre, R. C.; Chacón de Ulloa, P. 1999. Megadiversidad de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la cuenca media del río Calima. Revista Colombiana de Entomología 25:37-47.
  • Aldana, R. C.; Baena, M. L.; Chacón de Ulloa, P. 1995. Introducción de la hormiga loca (Paratrechina fulva) a la Reserva Natural Laguna de Sonso (Valle del Cauca, Colombia). Boletín del Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle 3(1):15-28. [1995-06] 122165
  • Aldana, R. C.; Chacón de Ulloa, P. 1995. Nuevos registros de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) para Colombia. Boletín del Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle 3(2):55-59. [1995-12]
  • Aldana, R. C.; Usma, J. S.; Kattan, G. H. 1997. Diversidad y heterogeneidad espacial de la fauna de hormigas de la Reserva Forestal de Escalerete. Cespedesia 21(68):103-120. [1997]
  • FERNÁNDEZ, F. 2002. New ant records for Colombia and South America (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)Revista Colombiana de Entomología 28(2): 215.
  • Fernando Fernández 2003. In Fernández, F. (ed.). Introducción a las hormigas de la región Neotropical: 424 pp. Bogota, Colombia.
  • Vergara Navarro, E. V.; Serna, F. 2013. A checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the department of Antioquia, Colombia and new records for the country. Agronomía Colombiana 31(3):324-342.