Paratrechina

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Paratrechina
Paratrechina longicornis casent0134863 profile 1.jpg
Paratrechina longicornis (longhorn crazy ant) worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Paratrechina
Motschulsky, 1863
Type species
Paratrechina currens
Motschoulsky, 1863

Paratrechina is an ant genus from the subfamily Formicinae (tribe Plagiolepidini). There two species included in this genus, one of which, the longhorn crazy ant (Paratrechina longicornis), is a widespread pest.[1]

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Taxonomy[edit]

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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lapolla, J.; Hawkes, P.; n. Fisher, J. (2013). "Taxonomic review of the ant genus Paratrechina, with a description of a new species from Africa". Journal of Hymenoptera Research 35: 71. doi:10.3897/JHR.35.5628.  edit
  • This article incorporates text from a scholarly publication published under a copyright license that allows anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the materials in any form for any purpose: Lapolla, J.; Hawkes, P.; n. Fisher, J. (2013). "Taxonomic review of the ant genus Paratrechina, with a description of a new species from Africa". Journal of Hymenoptera Research 35: 71. doi:10.3897/JHR.35.5628.  edit Please check the source for the exact licensing terms.

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