United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Jump to navigation Jump to search
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
LocationUnitedKingdom.png
Location
Region Europe
Subregion Northern Europe
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 4
Genera 27
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 79
Endemic Species 5
% Endemic Species 6.3%
Introduced Species 1

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

Information about the ants of the United Kingdom is also available at the BWARS (Bees, wasps and ants recording Society) website

Aphaenogaster

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Crematogaster

Formica

Formicoxenus

Hypoponera

Lasius

Leptothorax

Linepithema

Monomorium

Myrmecina

Myrmica

Nylanderia

Paratrechina

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Ponera

Prenolepis

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Strongylognathus

Strumigenys

Tapinoma

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Trichomyrmex

Fossils known from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Epoch Formation Locality Species
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Britaneuretus anglicus
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Camponotus cockerelli
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Colobopsis brodiei
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Dolichoderus vectensis
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Emplastus britannicus
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Emplastus gurnetensis
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Emplastus hypolithus
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Emplastus kozlovi
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Leucotaphus donisthorpei
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Leucotaphus gurnetensis
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Leucotaphus permancus
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Oecophylla atavina
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Oecophylla megarche
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Paraphaenogaster hooleyana
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Ponerites antropovi
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Ponerites crawleyi
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Ponerites hooleyi
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Solenopsites rossi
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Syntaphus wheeleri
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Taphopone aberrans
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Taphopone macroptera
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Taphopone microptera
Eocene Bembridge Marls Fossil Isle of Wight Taphopone petrosa
Eocene Bournemouth Fossil Bournemouth, Dorset Formica heteroptera
Eocene Bournemouth Fossil Bournemouth, Dorset Formicium mirabile
Eocene Bournemouth Fossil Bournemouth, Dorset Oecophylla bartoniana
Eocene Isle of Purbeck Fossil Isle of Purbeck (Durlston Bay), Dorset Formicium brodiei

REFERENCES

Online Resources

  • [1] List of ants of Great Britain
  • [2] A species list, and species accounts, of the ants of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (BWARS)