A total of 113 species of ants is recorded by county from the state of Michigan. The list is based upon literature records and specimens in the authors' collections and those of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and the Michigan State University Department of Entomology. The list includes 3 species in Ponerinae, 44 in Myrnucinae, 6 in Dolichoderinae, and 60 in Formicinae. Ten species represent new state records. Five distribution pat- terns are evident: statewide (39 species), southern counties only (5), southern 3/4th of Lower Peninsula (10), Lower Peninsula (17), and Upper Peninsula (2). Forty species have been collected too infrequently to determine the distribution within the state.
Wheeler, George C.; Wheeler, Jeanette N.; and Kannowski, Paul B.
"Checklist of the Ants of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 26
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol26/iss4/4