An ant (species: Ectatomma tuberculatum) photographed in Costa Rica

4 Aug 2022

An ant (species: Ectatomma tuberculatum) photographed in Costa Rica. Ants make up a large fraction of the total animal biomass in most terrestrial ecosystems, but researchers say that an understanding of their global diversity is lacking. This new study provides a high-resolution map that estimates and visualizes the global diversity of ants. This image appeared in the press release “New global map of ant biodiversity reveals areas that may hide undiscovered species”.

Credit: 
Dr. Benoit Guénard

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