Database of images, specimen records, and … Database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants including Search Tools, Regional Lists, In Depth Information, Ant Image Comparison Tool, PDF Field Guides, Maps on AntWeb and Google Earth, and Ant Genera of the World Slideshow. It is community driven and open to contribution from anyone with specimen records, natural history comments, or images. As of February of 2013, AntWeb has 97,814 ant images, of 23,272 specimens representing over 10,549 species. AntWeb provides tools for submitting images, specimen records, annotating species pages, and managing regional species lists.
AntWeb contains information on the ant faunas of several areas in the Nearctic and Malagasy biogeographic regions, and global coverage of all ant genera. AntWeb provides tools for exploring the diversity and identification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). These tools have been developed to encourage the study of ants, to facilitate the use of ants in inventory and monitoring programs, and to provide ant taxonomists with access to images of type specimens.
AntWeb illustrates the diversity of ants by providing information and high quality color images of many of the approximately 10,000 known species of ants. AntWeb currently focuses on the species of the Nearctic and Malagasy biogeographic regions, and the ant genera of the world. Over time, the site will grow to describe every species of ant known. ow to describe every species of ant known.