Rhode Island Natural History Survey Ant Workshop
Coastal Institute, URI
April 29, 2009

Below you will find links to all the websites mentioned on the handout. I have added an additional link to a book that may you find interesting and there is also a link to Bioquip (they sell insect collecting supplies).

Download a copy of the workshop handout.

Online Ant Resources

An ant species photographic reference collection.

Discover Life
More pictures of ants.

Ants of the New World
Species keys for many ant genera found in Rhode Island.

A taxonomic reference for ants.

Australian Ants


Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera
University of California Press, 2007

The key for generic identification of ants in North America. Includes a glossary and the best keys for most species groups.

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration
Belnkap Press, 1998

Everyone seemed to enjoy learning things about ants and their biology. Journey to the Ants is a well written book that has a lot of cool ant stories and some interesting tales about the world's most prominent ant biologists. If you want to learn more about ants and myrmecologists I would highly recommend this book.

Collecting and Curating Supplies


I forgot to mention them during the workshop. If you are interested in collecting ants, or any insects, this is a good place to find supplies for collecting and curating.