General taxonomic coverage description: The taxonomic coverage of this database spans the full range of ants pertaining to Belgium (outdoor living ant species and exotic introduced species). The determination level is species level and if appropriate also hybrid level.

The taxonimic authority followed is: Seifert 2007 and Boer 2010

Taxonomic ranks

Phylum: Artropoda

Subphylum: Hexapoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hymenoptera

Suborder: Apocrita

Superfamily: Vespoidea

Family: Formicidae