• Camponotus chromaiodes

    Camponotus (C.) chromaiodes
    Size: 5.3mm - 13.1mm
    This common species is usually darkly bicolor red. It seems to often largely replace C. pennsylvanicus in southern Ohio woodlands More Info
  • Prenolepis imparis

    Size: 2.8mm - 4.4mm
    One of the earliest ants to appear in the spring, it prefers cooler temperatures for foraging than most of our More Info
  • Lasius Neoniger

    Size: 2.6mm - 3.8mm
    This is the dominant ant of open lawns and fields in our area, and is replaced in woodlands by L. alienus. More Info
  • Camponotus castaneus

    Size: 8.6mm - 11.0mm
    Pale brownish-yellow to orangish-brown, alitrunk often slightly paler than head and gaster, mandibles usually darker than head, antennae slightly darker, legs More Info
  • Solenopsis molesta

    Solenopsis molesta molesta (Say). Drawing by Holly K. Coovert
    Size: 1.5mm - 1.8mm
    This is one of Ohio’s smallest species of ants, and our most commonly encountered Solenopsis. Named the Thief Ant because this More Info
  • Hypoponera ragusai

    hypoponera-ragusai
    Size: 2.3mm - 2.9mm
    Light to medium brownish-yellow; head very finely punctate,glossy.T he broader, subrectangular petiolar scale will distinguish this spe­cies from H. opacior More Info
  • Ponera pennsylvanica

    Ponera pennsylvanica
    Size: 3.0mm - 3.8mm
    Variable, but typically very dark reddish-brown to nearly black, mandibles, append­ages, and the tip of the gaster paler (brownish-yellow to yel­lowish-brown); More Info
  • Proceratium silaceum

    Size: 2.4mm - 2.8mm
    Orangish- to reddish brown, legs somewhat paler, head and alitrunk distinctly sculptured but surface largely glossy; body finely pu­bescent. The smaller More Info
  • Proceratium pergandei

    Size: 3.6mm - 4.2mm
    Reddish-brown, antennae and legs paler, head and alitrunk finely sculptured, surface moderately dull; body finely pubescent. This very distinct species More Info
  • Proceratium croceum

    Size: 3.7mm - 4.0mm
    Brownish-orange to reddish-brown, including mandibles and appendages; head and alitrunk coarsely sculptured. Recognized by the shape of the petiolar node More Info