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Prenolepis imparis worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Prenolepis
Mayr, 1861
Type species
Tapinoma nitens
18 species

Prenolepis is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[2] Most species are found in southeastern Asia and southern China, but the genus has a wide distribution with species known from North America, southern Europe, Anatolia, Cuba, Haiti, and West Africa.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Prenolepis". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Prenolepis". AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ LaPolla, John S.; Brady, Seán G.; Shattuck, Steven O. (2010). "Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Prenolepis genus-group of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". Systematic Entomology. 35 (1): 118–131. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00492.x. 

External links[edit]

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