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Formicidae Faunal Lists

Mississippi Entomological Museum (MEM) Ant Lists

MEM Ant Collection

Common Pest Ants of the Southeast

Southeastern United States Ants [species] [exotics] [pest species] [common pests]
      Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN and NC)
      Natchez Trace Parkway (MS, AL, and TN)
Alabama [species] [exotics] [pest species]
      Bibb County (especially Bibb Co. Glades)
      Blakeley Park (Baldwin Co.)
      Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (Baldwin Co.)
      Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve (Colbert Co.)
      Joe Wheeler State Park & Prairie Grove Glades
      Paint Rock Mountain Area, Jackson and Madison Cos.
Arkansas [species] [exotics] [pest species]
      Ouachita Mountains BIological Station (Polk Co.)
      Petit Jean State Park, Conway County
Florida [species] [exotics] [pest species]
      Apalachicola National Forest, Leon & Liberty Cos.
      Tall Timbers Research Station, Liberty Co.
      Torreya State Park, Liberty Co.
Georgia [species] [exotics] [pest species]
      Big Hammock N.A.
      Fall Line Sand Hills N.A.
      Magnolia Springs S. P.
      Ohoopee Dunes N.A.
      2016 Cross Expedition, northeast Georgia, Rabun Co.
Louisiana [species] [exotics] [pest species]
Mississippi [species] [exotics] [pest species]
      Mississippi State Parks
      Black Belt Prairie
      Camp Tik-a-witha, Chickasaw Co.
      Clark Creek Natural Area
      Deaton Preserve, Greene Co.
      Golden Memorial Park
      Horn Island
      Natchez Trace Parkway
      Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
      Okatibbee Lake, Lauderdale Co.
      Palestinean Gardens Preserve, George Co.
      Delta National Forest
      Tombigbee National Forest
      William L. Giles Bur Oak Preserve
North Carolina [species] [exotics] [pest species]
South Carolina [species] [exotics] [pest species]
      Cheraw State Park and Carolina Sandhillls NWR in Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Tennessee [species] [exotics] [pest species]
      Big Hill Pond State Park, McNairy Co.
      Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Wilson Co.
      Chickasaw State Park, Chester Co.
      Coal Creek Farm, Cumberland Co.
      Tims Ford State Park and nearby natural areas

Discover Life Ants
Ants of North America

AntWeb Lists
World Ants
Nearctic Ants

State Lists of Ants


Ants of Alabama (Mississippi Entomological Museum web site)

MacGown, J. A. and J. A. Forster.  2005.  A preliminary list of the ants Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Alabama.  Entomological News 116: 61-74. [pdf]

Murphree, L. C. 1947. Alabama Ants, Description, Distribution, and Biology, with Notes on the Control of the Most Important Household Species. M. S. Thesis, Mississippi State College, State College. 144 pp.


Ant Species of Alaska - Web site

Francoeur, A. 1997. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Yukon. Pages 901-910 in H. V. Danks and J. A. Downes, editors. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa.

Nielsen, M. G. 1987. The ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in northern and interior Alaska. A survey along the trans-Alaskan pipeline and a few highways. Entomological News 98:74-88.

Wheeler, W. M. The ants of Alaska. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 61: 15-22. [pdf]


General, D. M. and L. C. Thompson. 2007. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Arkansas Post National Memorial. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 61: 59-64.

General, D. M. and L. C. Thompson. 2008.  New distributional records of ants in Arkansas.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 62:  148-150. 

General, D. M and L. C. Thompson.  2009.  New distributional records of ants for 2008.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 63:  182-184. 

Warren, L.O., and E.P. Rouse. 1969. "The ants of Arkansas.". Univ. Arkansas Agric. Exp. Stn. Bull. No. 742, 68 p.


Ants of Arizona by Dale Ward (web site)

Ant Species of Arizona - web site

Hunt, J. H., and R. R. Snelling. 1975. "A checklist of the ants of Arizona." J. Ariz. Acad. Sci. 10:20-23. [pdf]


Ants of California (AntWeb-web site)

Ward, P. S. 2005. A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 936: 1-68. [pdf]


Browne, J. T. and R. E. Gregg. 1969. A study of the ecological distribution of ants in Gregory Canyon, Boulder, Colorado. University of Colorado Press. 48 pp.

Gregg, R.E. 1963. The ants of Colorado, with reference to their ecology, taxonomy, and geographic distribution. University of Colorado Press.


Wheeler, W. M. 1916. Connecticut Formicoidea. Connecticut Natural History and Geological Survey 22: 577-601. [pdf]


Ants of Florida (AntWeb-web site)

Deyrup, M. 2003. An updated list of Florida ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomologist 86 (1): 43-48.


Graham, J. H., H. H. Hughie, S. Jones, K. Wrinn, A. J. Krzysik, J. J. Duda, D. C. Freeman, J. M. Emlen, J. C. Zak, D. A. Kovacic, C. Chamberlin-Graham, and H. Balbach. 2004. Habitat disturbance and the diversity and abundance of ants (Formicidae) in the southeastern fall-line sandhills. Journal of Insect Science 4: 30, 15 pp.

Ipser, R. M., M. A. Brinkman, W. A. Gardner, and H. B. Peeler. 2004. A survey of the ground-dwelling ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Georgia. Florida Entomologist 87 (3): 253-260.

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. Deyrup. 2009. Ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) of the Little Ohoopee Dunes, Georgia.  Journal of Entomological Science 44: 193-197.


Hawaii Group Ant Web Site


Yensen, N.P., W.H. Clark, and A. Francoeur. 1977. "A checklist of Idaho ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Pan Pac. Entomol. 53:181-187.


DuBois, M.B., and W.E. LaBerge. 1989. Annotated list of ants in Illinois (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). pp. 133-156 in J.C. Trager (ed). Advances in Myrmecology. E.J. Brill: New York, New York, USA.


Munsee, J.R., W.B. Jansma, and J.R. Schrock. 1986. A revision of the checklist of Indiana ants with the addition of five new species (Hymenoptera:


Buren, W. F. 1944. A list of Iowa ants. Iowa State College Journal of Science 18: 277-312.


Dubois, M.B. 1985. Distribution of ants in Kansas: subfamilies Ponerinae, Ecitoninae, and Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 11: 153-187.


Ants of Louisiana on AntWeb

Dash, S. T. 2005. Species Diversity and biogeography of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Louisianan, with Notes on their Ecology. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University, 290 pp.

Moser, J. C. and M. S. Blum. 1960. The Formicidae of Louisiana. Insect Conditions in Louisiana 3: 48-50.


Wing, M. W. 1939. An annotated list of the ants of Maine (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). [pdf]


Wheeler, G.C., J. Wheeler, and P.B. Kannowski. 1994. Checklist of the ants of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 26: 297-310.


Gregg, R.E. 1946. The ants of Northeastern Minnesota. The American Midland Naturalist 35: 747-755.


Ants of Mississippi (Mississippi Entomological Museum Website)

Mississippi Ants - Antweb site

Smith, M. R. 1923. Two Mississippi Ants of the Subgenus Colobopsis. Psyche 30: 82-88.

Smith, M. R. 1924a. An annotated list of the ants of Mississippi (Hym.) Entomology News 35: 77-85.

Smith, M. R. 1924b. An annotated list of the ants of Mississippi (Hym.) Entomology News 35: 121-127.

Smith, M. R.  1924c.  An annotated list of the ants of Mississippi (Hym.)  Entomology News 35: 121-127. 

Smith, M. R. 1927. An additional annotated list of the ants of Mississippi with a description of a new species of Pheidole (Hym.: Formicidae). Entomology News. 38: 308-314.

Smith, M. R. 1928a.  An additional annotated list of the ants of Mississippi with a description of a new species of Aphaenogaster (Hym.:  Formicidae).  Entomology News.  39:  242

Smith, M. R. 1928b. An additional annotated list of the ants of Mississippi with a description of a new species of Aphaenogaster (Hym.: Formicidae). Entomology News. 39: 275-279.

Smith, M. R. 1931. An additional annotated list of the ants of Mississippi (Hym.: Formicidae). Entomology News. 42: 16-24.

Smith, M. R. 1932. An additional annotated list of the ants of Mississippi (Hym.: Formicidae). Entomology News. 42: 157-160.


Ants of Missouri (web site)


Wheeler, G.C. and J. Wheeler.1988. A checklist of the ants of Montana. Psyche 95: 101-113.


Wheeler, G.C. and J. Wheeler. 1986. The ants of Nevada. Natural History Museum of Los Angelos County: Los Angeles, California, USA.

New Jersey

Wheeler, W. M. 1905. An annotated list of the ants of New Jersey. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 371-403. [pdf]

New Mexico

MacKay, W. and E. MacKay. 2002. The Ants of New Mexico. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Edwin Mellen Press. New York 398 pp. + 2 plates.

North Carolina

The Ants of North Carolina web site

Carter, W. G. 1962. "Ant distribution in North Carolina." J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 78:150-204.

North Dakota

Wheeler, G. C. and J. Wheeler. 1977. North Dakota ants updated. Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada System: Reno, Nevada, USA.


Wesson, L. G. and R. G. Wesson. 1940. A collection of ants from southcentral Ohio. The American Midland Naturalist 24: 89-103.


Young, J. and D. E. Howell. 1964. "Ants of Oklahoma." Miscelleanous Publication of the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station No. 71:1-42.

South Carolina

Smith, M. R. 1918. A Key to the known species of South Carolina ants, with Notes (Hym.). Entomological News 29: 17-29. [pdf]

Van Pelt, A., and J. B. Gentry. 1985. "The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Savannah River Plant, South Carolina." Dept. Energy,Savannah River Ecology Lab., Aiken, SC., Report SRO-NERP-14, 56 p.

South Dakota

Wheeler, G. C. and J. Wheeler.1987. A checklist of the ants of South Dakota. Prairie Naturalist: 19: 199-208.


Cole, A. C. 1940. A guide to the ants of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. American Midland Naturalist 24: 1-88.

Cole, A. C. 1953. A checklist of ants of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 28 (1): 34-35.

Dennis, C. A. 1938. The distribution of ant species in Tennessee with reference to ecological factors. Annals of teh Entomological Society of America 31: 2666-307.

Gibbs, M. M. 2003. Ground-inhabiting ants collected in a mixed hardwood southern Appalachian forest in eastern Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science.


Texas - Antweb site

Ants of the Big Thicket Region

Cokendolpher, J.C. 1990. "The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of western Texas. Part III. Additions and corrections.". Special Publications, The Museum, Texas Tech University number 31, 19 p.

Cokendolpher, J.C., and O.F. Francke. 1990. "The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of western Texas. Part II. Subfamilies Ecitoninae, Ponerinae, Pseudomyrmecinae, Dolichoderinae, and Formicinae.". Special Publications, The Museum, Texas Tech University number 30, p. 1-76.

O'Keefe, S. T.; J. L. Cook; T. Dudek; D. F. Wunneburger; M. D. Guzman; R. N. Coulson and S. B. Vinson. 2000. The Distribution of Texas Ants. Southwestern Entomologist. 22: 1-92.

Van Pelt, A.F. 1983. "Ants of the Chisos Mountains, Texas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Southwest. Nat. 28:137-142.

Wheeler, G. C., and J. Wheeler. 1985. "A checklist of Texas ants." Prairie Nat. 17:49-64.


Cole, A. C. 1942. The ants of Utah. The American Midland Naturalist 28: 358-388.

Rees, D. M., and A.W. Grundmann. 1940. "A preliminary list of the ants of Utah." Bull. Univ. Utah Biol. Ser. 31:3-12.

Allred, D. M. 1982. "Ants of Utah." Great Basin Nat. 42:415-511.


Ants of Wisconsin: A Preliminary List (web site)

Burrill, A.C., and M.R. Smith. 1919.A key to the species of Wisconsin ants, with notes on their habits. Ohio Journal of Science 19: 279-292.

Midwestern USA

Distribution of Ants in the Midwestern United States (Web Site)

Canadian Ants Lists

British Columbia

Naumann, K., W.B. Preston and G.L. Ayre. 1999. An annotated checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of British Columbia. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia Vol. 96.

Heron, J. 2005. Ants of South Okanagan Grasslands, British Columbia. Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands Newsletter 11: 17-22. [pdf]


Wheeler, G.C., J. Wheeler, T.D. Galloway, and G.L. Ayre. 1989. A list of the ants of Manitoba. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba 45: 34-49.


Francoeur, A. 2010. Liste des espèces de fourmis (Formicides, Hyménoptères). Entomofaune du Québec. Document Faunique no. 1, Version 5, 0. 1-10 pp. [pdf]