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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Formicinae
Scientific name  Paratrechina
Higher classification  Ant
Order  Hymenopterans
Family  Formicidae
Tribe  Plagiolepidini
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Longhorn crazy ant, Ant, Monomorium, Insect, Nylanderia

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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.


Paratrechina Paratrechina Alex Wild Photography

Paratrechina longicornis confining a messor ebeninus ant


Paratrechina Paratrechina

  • Paratrechina ankarana LaPolla & Fisher, 2014
  • Paratrechina antsingy LaPolla & Fisher, 2014
  • Paratrechina kohli (Forel, 1916)
  • Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille, 1802)
  • Paratrechina zanjensis LaPolla, Hawkes & Fisher, 2013
  • Taxonomy

    Paratrechina Paratrechina longicornis PIAkey factsheet

    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.

    Paratrechina Paratrechina longicornis PIAkey factsheet

    Paratrechina Paratrechina longicornis PIAkey factsheet


    Paratrechina Wikipedia