Switzerland

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Switzerland
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Location
Region Europe
Subregion Western Europe
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 4
Genera 32
Endemic Genera 1
% Endemic Genera 3.1%
Species/Subspecies 169
Endemic Species 34
% Endemic Species 20.1%
Introduced Species 1

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Switzerland. 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 Switzerland ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Switzerland Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Aphaenogaster

Bothriomyrmex

Brachymyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Colobopsis

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Dolichoderus

Formica

Formicoxenus

Harpagoxenus

Hypoponera

Imhoffia

Lasius

Leptothorax

Liometopum

Manica

Messor

Monomorium

Myrmecina

Myrmica

Plagiolepis

Polyergus

Ponera

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Strongylognathus

Strumigenys

Tapinoma

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Fossils known from Switzerland

Epoch Formation Locality Species
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Camponotus heracleus
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Camponotus induratus
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Camponotus lignitus
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Carebara rugiceps
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica demersa
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica globiventris
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica gravida
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica immersa
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica lavateri
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica longicollis
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica macrophthalma
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica orbata
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica primitiva
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica primordialis
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica procera
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica pulchella
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Formica seuberti
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Imhoffia nigra
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Imhoffia pallida
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Liometopum escheri
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Liometopum globosum
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Liometopum longaevum
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Liometopum stygium
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Liometopum venerarium
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Myrmica angusticollis
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Myrmica molassica
Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland Fossil Oeningen Paraphaenogaster macrocephala

Uncertain species

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