Ants of Archbold

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Pogonomyrmex badius
Pogonomyrmex badius

The Archbold Biological Station hosts 100+ species of ants.  Here are a few of them.

Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Platythyrea punctata
Platythyrea punctata
Strumigenys rogeri
Strumigenys rogeri
Cyphomyrmex rimosus, queen
Cyphomyrmex rimosus (queen)
Dorymyrmex bureni
Dorymyrmex bureni
Brachymyrmex obscurior
Brachymyrmex obscurior
Paratrechina longicornis
Paratrechina longicornis
Xenomyrmex floridanus
Xenomyrmex floridanus
Cardiocondyla emeryi
Cardiocondyla emeryi
Camponotus floridanus
Camponotus floridanus
Pachycondyla stigma
Pachycondyla stigma
Pheidole dentigula
Pheidole dentigula
Pyramica eggersi
Pyramica eggersi
Pseudomyrmex gracilis, with larva
Pseudomyrmex gracilis, with larva

12 thoughts on “Ants of Archbold”

  1. I’m jealous of your chance to observe such a diversity of species. I wish I lived somewhere with more diverse nature.

  2. I know what you mean, liudvikas. Our diversity here in the farmlands of central Illinois isn’t all that high either, so when I got a chance last week to catch a ride down to Florida I jumped at it.

    1. I wish I could do that. But the whole country I live in has only a few kinds of ant, mainly Lasius Niger – there’s plenty of that. Apart from amazing Formica Rufa nests, there isn’t anything really interesting.

  3. James C. Trager

    True in some places, Ptygmit, but at Archbold several native Paratrechina and at least one other exotic are doing quite well also.

  4. That is good to hear James. Here in north eastern Australia Paratrechina longicornis and Phiedole megacephala are rapidly displacing natives in urban and disturbed habitats.

    Saying that… I actually have a colony of native Paratrechina (I believe it is minutula) in my front yard.

  5. A great series of ants/images. A very interesting fauna of a very distinct ecosystem. I enjoyed both posts.

    Hope the weather is better here in Perth this weekend – itching to do some macrophotography >_<

  6. Hi Alex,

    We are constructing a website at NYU for recently sequenced ant genomes which will serve as genomics resource for users world wide and would like to use some of the nice pictures from your collection for the home page banner and such.

    Le me know what you think

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