Top 10 Most Unique Ant Species

If you want to learn more about this super-interesting yet smallest insect, you are in the right place. This article will provide you with a complete guide on ants, mainly featuring its top ten species.

Argentine Ants

Argentine ants, also known as Linepithema humile, are very ordinary-looking, light to dark brown ants. When crushed, they give a musty odor.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants, also known as Camponotus pennsylvanicus, are black-colored ants that can sometimes have a contrasting red color to their real color, black. These are segmented oval-shaped ants with an antenna.

Pharaoh’s Ant

Pharaoh’s Monomorium pharaonis is black-eyed ants with yellow-brown bodies and dark black legs. They have two small segments at the pedicel with six legs.


Thief ants have very small stingers which are not powerful enough to pierce human skin. People’s sensitivity can develop reactions to the stings. These ants don’t bite but can transmit pathogens from food to humans.


Tawny Crazy Ant are native to South Africa and the United States. As their name suggests, these particular species of ants are known for their crazy behavior and unpredictable movements.

Harvester Ants

Harvester ants, pogonomyrmex, are red to dark brown ants. Their size ranges from 1/4 to 1/2 inches in length. They are giant ants with square-shaped heads and elbowed antennae.


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