About AntWeb

AntWeb is driven by specimen records. Images and and collection data are linked by specimen unique identifiers. Taxonomic names in AntWeb are managed by AntCat.org Natural history information and field images are linked directly to taxonomic names. Distribution maps and field guides are generated automatically. All data in AntWeb are downloadable by users. AntWeb also provides specimen-level data, images, and natural history content to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL.org), and Wikipedia.


Species pages: https://www.antweb.org/description.do?rank=species&name=apache&genus=pseudomyrmex&project=worldants

Regional lists: https://www.antweb.org/page.do?name=california

Projects: https://www.antweb.org/page.do?name=floridakeys

Field guides: https://www.antweb.org/mapComparison.do?rank=genus&name=adetomyrma&project=madants

How to Reuse Content and Cite AntWeb:

AntWeb content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. We encourage use of AntWeb images.

In print, each image must include attribution, the specimen code of the image, to its photographer and "from www.antweb.org" in each figure caption.

For websites, images must be clearly identified as coming from www.antweb.org, with a backward link to the respective source page. Photographer and other copyright information is provided on the big image page. Some photos and drawing belong to the indicated persons or organizations and have their own copyright statements. Photos and drawings with CCBY, CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-SA can be used without further permission, as long as guidelines above for attribution are followed.

We've made it easier to cite AntWeb by providing a "Cite this page" tool at the top right of each page. By clicking on that, you'll be able to copy the citation to use.

To cite AntWeb as a whole (example):

Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.48.2. California Academy of Science, online at https://www.antweb.org. Accessed .

the "Accessed" date should be the date you accessed the content, in "day Month Year" format.

Taxonomic names in Antweb

Taxonomic names in Antweb are provided from two sources: AntCat.org for valid names and names used for specimen records. You can filter from viewing just valid names or viewing valid names and morphospecies.

Because identifications and images are linked to specimens it is important to submit the unique specimen identifier along with comments on images or specimens.