Ants of Hawaii: Photos and Identification Resources

Interactive identification guide to ants of Hawaii (at

Kinds of ants established in Hawaii, with links to online images (checklist from Krushelnycky et al. 2005):

Amblyopone zwaluwenburgi No images  
Anoplolepis gracilipes Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Brachymyrmex obscurior Pinned specimens  
Camponotus variegatus Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Cardiocondyla emeryi Pinned specimens  
Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Cardiocondyla minutior Pinned specimens  
Cardiocondyla obscurior Pinned specimens  
Cardiocondyla venustula Pinned specimens  
Cardiocondyla wroughtonii Pinned specimens  
Cerapachys biroi Pinned specimens  
Hypoponera opaciceps Pinned specimens  
Hypoponera punctatissima Pinned specimens  
Hypoponera zwaluwenburgi Pinned specimens  
Lepisiota sp. (another species pictured) Pinned specimens  
Leptogenys falcigera Pinned specimens  
Linepithema humile Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Monomorium destructor Pinned specimens  
Monomorium floricola Pinned specimens  
Monomorium liliuokalanii No pinned images Ethanol specimens
Monomorium pharaonis Pinned specimens  
Monomorium sechellense Pinned specimens  
Ochetellus glaber Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Paratrechina bourbonica Pinned specimens Pinned specimens2
Paratrechina longicornis Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Paratrechina vaga Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Pheidole fervens Pinned specimens  
Pheidole megacephala Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Pheidole moerens Pinned specimens  
Plagiolepis alluaudi Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Ponera swezeyi Pinned specimens  
Pseudomyrmex gracilis Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Pyramica membranifera Pinned specimens  
Solenopsis geminata Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Solenopsis invicta (Not recorded from Hawaii) Pinned specimens  
Solenopsis papuana Pinned specimens  
Solenopsis sp. No images  
Strumigenys emmae Pinned specimens  
Strumigenys godeffroyi Pinned specimens  
Strumigenys lewisi Pinned specimens  
Strumigenys rogeri Pinned specimens  
Tapinoma melanocephalum Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Technomyrmex albipes Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Tetramorium bicarinatum Pinned specimens  
Tetramorium insolens Pinned specimens  
Tetramorium simillimum Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens
Tetramorium tonganum Pinned specimens  
Wasmannia auropunctata Pinned specimens Ethanol specimens

Other Ant Links:

AntWatch Hawaii: Ways for teachers to get involved in ant surveys in Hawaii.

Pest ants in Hawaii: Information about invasive ants provided by Hawaii Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR).

Hawaii Ant Group: A working group dedicated to understanding ants and their impacts in Hawaii.

Antweb: Images of and information about ants from all over the world, compiled by California Academy of Sciences.

DiscoverLife: Online identification guides for ants of Hawaii, North America, the Philippines, and other regions.

Above checklist taken from:

Krushelnycky, P.D., L.L. Loope and N.J. Reimer. 2005. The ecology, policy, and management of ants in Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society. 37: 1-25.


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