Map of Ant Diversity and Latitude (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption A global map showing the number of ant species (SR- Species Richness) that can be found in different areas of the world. Tropical areas around the equator have higher numbers of ant species than cooler parts of the planet. Red indicates the highest diversity while dark blue shows lowest diversity. Credit OIST Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.