The digital collection has undergone considerable expansion.
To date (January 17th, 2018), there are 108 photographed ants on this website that
represent 109 species , identified to
and 35 genera
Attention: photography is not yet complete, photo's will be added regularly
The specimens have been collected within the framework of the research project
'Insect diversity and trophic interactions in shaded cacao agroforests and natural forests in Indonesia'
(click here for more info)
Funded by the DFG under SFB 552 'STORMA'
Ant specialists are very much invited to send in
new identifications or corrections of old ones of ants shown here, to taxonomic levels
that are not yet mentioned.
Contact Merijn Bos for information.
Design and programming by Merijn
On this website we present a fragment of the world's sky-high
diversity of ants. You can find here a collection of picture-plates
that illustrate ants collected from forest lower canopy
in natural forest sites of the Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi, Indonesa and from cacao trees in closeby
cacao-plantations in the village Toro.
Scientific names as far as identified now are mentioned with
the plates and should be corrected and updated regularly based on specialist's
Interested specialists can ask for samples to
work with. All photographed ants represent wet collections that are labeled, mounted and well