Ant Species of

This checklist was made from a list found in "The Ants of Colorado" by Robert E Gregg (1963). This fine book is definitely the place to start if you are interested in Colorado ants. Gregg states there are 165 species in the state, which included three species he had not recorded but fully expected to be found there. In his "ants.. in relation to" tables, 162 species are given. This list gives the 162 species given from table 8. Unfortunately more than a few of the species names given in Gregg's opus are no longer correct. All the species in this current list conform to Bolton (1995).
Like many western states that have not had any recent, extensive ant survey work done, there are likely to be numerous undescribed species present - both among collected material that has been misidentified as a know species and under rocks that are just waiting to be turned over.....

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Subfamily Dolichoderinae

Dorymyrmex pyramicus

Forelius foetidus

Iridomyrmex pruinosus analis

Liometopum apiculatum
Liometopum occidentale luctuosum

Tapinoma sessile

Subfamily Ecitoninae

Eciton nigrescens

Subfamily Formicinae

Brachymyrmex depilis

Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus laevigatus
Camponotus ligniperdus noveboracensis
Camponotus nearcticus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus modoc
Camponotus rasilis
Camponotus sansabeanus
Camponotus vicinus

Formica altipetens
Formica bradleyi
Formica ciliata
Formica cinera lepida
Formica comata
Formica criniventris
Formica dakotensis montigena
Formica emeryi
Formica exsectoides
Formica fusca
Formica fusca argenta
Formica hewitti
Formica integra haemorrhoidalis
Formica integroides coloradensis
Formica intergroides planipilis
Formica intergroides propimqua
Formica laeviceps
Formica lasioides
Formica limata
Formica microgyna
Formica mucescens
Formica neoclara
Formica neogagates
Formica neorufibarbis
Formica neorufibarbis gelida
Formica obscuripes
Formica obscuriventris
Formica obscuriventris cliva
Formica obtusopilosa
Formica opaciventris
Formica oreas
Formica pallidefulva
Formica pallidefulva nitidiventris
Formica perpilosa
Formica pruinosa
Formica puberula
Formica rasilis
Formica rasilis densiventris
Formica ravida
Formica rubicunda
Formica rufibarbis gnava
Formica sanguinea subnuda
Formica schaufussi dolosa
Formica sublucida
Formica subnitens
Formica subpolita ficticia
Formica wheeleri
Formica whymperi alpina

Lasius alienus americanus
Lasius brevicornis
Lasius brevicornis microps
Lasius claviger
Lasius claviger coloradensis
Lasius flavus nearcticus
Lasius humilis
Lasius interjectus
Lasius latipes
Lasius murphyi
Lasius niger neoniger
Lasius niger sitkaensis
Lasius occidentalis
Lasius pogonogynus
Lasius subglaber
Lasius subumbratus
Lasius umbratus aphidicola

Myrmecocystus melliger mendax
Myrmecocystus mexicanus hortideorum
Myrmecocystus navajo
Myrmecocystus semirufus

Polyergus bicolor
Polyergus lucidus
Polyergus rufescens breviceps
Polyergus rufescens umbratus

Prenolepis imparis coloradensis

Subfamily Myrmicinae

Aphaenogaster fulva
Aphaenogaster huachucana
Aphaenogaster rudis rudis
Aphaenogaster subterranea valida
Aphaenogaster uinta

Crematogaster lineolata
Crematogaster lineolata emeryana
Crematogaster minutissima missouriensis
Crematogaster punctulata

Epipheidole inquilina

Leptothorax canadensis
Leptothorax canadensis yankee
Leptothorax crassipilis
Leptothorax furunculus
Leptothorax hirticornis
Leptothorax nitens
Leptothorax obliquicanthus
Leptothorax provancheri glacialis
Leptothorax rugatulus
Leptothorax rugatulus brunnescens
Leptothorax schmitti
Leptothorax tricarinatus
Leptothorax tricarinatus neomexicanus

Manica mutica

Monomorium minimum
Monomorium viridium peninsulatum

Myrmecina americana

Myrmica brevidnodis sulcinodoides
Myrmica brevinodis
Myrmica brevispinosa
Myrmica brevispinosa discontinua
Myrmica hamulata
Myrmica lobicornis fracticornis
Myrmica lobicornis lobifrons
Myrmica monticola
Myrmica sabuleti americana
Myrmica schencki emeryana
Myrmica striolagaster

Paramyrmica rugiventris M. R. Smith
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole bicarinata longula
Pheidole bicarinata vinelandica
Pheidole ceres
Pheidole cockerelli
Pheidole desertorum
Pheidole grundmanni
Pheidole hyatti
Pheidole pilifera coloradensis
Pheidole senex
Pheidole sitarches campestris

Pogonomyrmex apache
Pogonomyrmex barbatus
Pogonomyrmex barbatus fuscatus
Pogonomyrmex barbatus rugosus
Pogonomyrmex imberbiculus
Pogonomyrmex maricopa
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis comanche

Solenopsis molesta
Solenopsis molesta validiuscula
Solenopsis salina
Solenopsis truncorum
Solenopsis xyloni

Stenamma brevicorne
Stenamma diecki
Stenamma huachucanum
Stenamma occidentale

Sympheidole elecebra

needs to be Messor Veromessor lobognathus

Subfamily Ponerinae

Ponera coarctata pennsylvanica
Ponera opaciceps
Ponera trigona opacior
Stigmatomma pallipes






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