Last changes: August 26th, 2006


The digital collection has undergone considerable expansion.

To date (September 23rd, 2018), there are 108 photographed ants on this website that represent 109 species , identified to 17 subfamilies 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 Bos

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 input.

Interested specialists can ask for samples to work with. All photographed ants represent wet collections that are labeled, mounted and well documented.


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This website contains results from the STORMA (STability Of Rainforest MArgins) research project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 552)


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