Ant Illustrations

They work so hard and seem so small. With their segmented bodies and tireless work ethic; we must be talking about ants. These vintage ant illustrations are from a number of encyclopedias and natural history textbooks. Great scientific drawing and some more fanciful ones for you to enjoy.

Wood Ant

Vintage wood ant drawing from an encyclopedia. Illustration includes a queen, male and worker ant.

Leaf Cutting Ants

Vintage encyclopedia drawing of leaf cutting ants. This ant drawing shows 3 types of these curious ants which grow their own food from harvested leaves.

Brazilian Umbrella Ant Drawing

Vintage black and white ant drawing from around 1872 of a species of leaf-cutting ants once known as the Brazilian umbrella ant.