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Atta cephalotes (Costa Rica) (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Hans Hillewaert
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Formicidae (ants)

This group includes pest ants which damage plants, protect other pests like aphids or mealybugs, are storage pests, or have other agricultural significance, e.g. fire ants interferring with agricultural activities. Formicidae are social insects with well defined castes which can form large colonies. The family has more than 10,000 species.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

This page includes only pest species. For beneficial, predatory species of Formicidae see:

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Formicidae: