Ants are cool. I think we can all agree on that. And that’s what AntWeb.org is all about.
Every ant tells a story. AntWeb provides tools for exploring the diversity and identification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
These tools have been developed to encourage the study of ants, to facilitate the use of ants in inventory and monitoring programs, and to provide ant taxonomists with access to images of type specimens.
Currently AntWeb contains information on the ant faunas of several areas in the Nearctic and Malagasy biogeographic regions, and global coverage of all ant genera.
Here’s where things get really interesting… Via The Google Blog, users of Google Earth can now plot all the ants known to AntWeb on a 3-dimensional interactive globe of satellite images.