There are about over 12,000 different species of ants all over the world! Luckily in North America, we only have about 12 common species. Different regions have different ants. Depending on where you are, the common ones include: Acrobat Ants, Argentine Ants, Asian Needle Ant, Carpenter Ant, Crazy Ant, Dark Rover Ants, Fire Ant, Field Ant. Pharaoh Ant, Sugar Ant, Thief Ant, Harvester Ant, Black House Ant and Odorous House Ant.