Curious about what ants are visiting your cookie baits? We've created a simple pictorial key to help you ID the common urban ants in your backyard. View Key
Southern Fire Ant
Our story begins with a villain and a few simple facts about the birds and the bees. Actually, just one fact: Birds and bees dread Southern fire ants. Learn why!
They smell sweet and they dance, but they're still tough enough to take on the job of caterpillar bodyguard. Read what Dr. Eleanor has to say about these clever ants. Learn more!
Acrobat ants can be found almost anywhere you’d imagine, from swamps and forests to your kitchen cabinet. Three species of acrobat ants make the most common U.S. ant species list. Find out more about them
Asian Needle Ant
School of Ant participants have put brand new records of the exotic Asian needle ant on the map (1000s of miles away from their previous known range!). Species description
Winnow ants have two qualities that set them apart from the rest of the ants: the helping hand they give forest plants and their ability to use tools. Learn more!
Little Black Ant
They’re tiny, but that doesn’t stop these mini-prizefighters from bullying the bigger ants when they come across a food resource. How do they do it? Learn more!
Dr. Eleanor decodes a conversation between two sister carpenter ants who meet up on a trail. Species description