Scientific name Paratrechina
Higher classification Ant
|Similar Longhorn crazy ant, Ant, Monomorium, Insect, Nylanderia|
Ants vs honey an update on my ant colonies
Paratrechina is an ant genus from the subfamily Formicinae (tribe Plagiolepidini). Five species are included in this genus, one of which, the longhorn crazy ant (Paratrechina longicornis), is a widespread pest.
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- Paratrechina longicornis confining a messor ebeninus ant
Paratrechina longicornis confining a messor ebeninus ant
In 2010, the genus Paratrechina (broad sense) was found to be paraphyletic, with all but one species being transferred to the revived genera Nylanderia and Paraparatrechina. The sole remaining species within Paratrechina was Paratrechina longicornis. The discovery of Paratrechina (broad sense) paraphyly was not particularly surprising, because Paratrechina longicornis possesses a morphology that had long been noted as being different from other members of the genus with especially elongated scapes, head and tibiae, coupled with a distinctly shaped mesosoma and unusual mesosomal setal pattern.